Wellbeing through working with greenspace
Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-2pm
Since 2020, the Counselling & Family Centre has been developing an allotment in Altrincham. Groups, schools and individuals have had the opportunity to grow and to cultivate our therapeutic community plot.
We have seen the benefits of working with horticulture and vegetation and how this can promote increased wellbeing and mental health.
Some of those potential benefits for individuals working with greenspace are:
improved physical activity
and reduced social isolation.
This community outreach programme, wellbeing through working with greenspace, has enjoyed a roaring success and we are now responding to increase the opening hours for the local community to gain more access to the project.
The allotment will now not only operate each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm but now also every Thursday at the same time.
We are offering additional sessions such as Mindfulness in our Community Wellbeing project to support residents of Trafford/Manchester manage stress and become more resilient physically, mentally and emotionally. This is a part of an ongoing programme of support, and we will also be introducing sessions on:
Introductory BSL, singing as part of a group, learning to play the guitar, working with willow, drawing sessions, arts and crafts, working with wood and much more.
The allotment is in Well Green (just five minutes from Altrincham by car). The 284 bus leaves from Altrincham interchange to Well Green. We border Altrincham/Wythenshawe/Hale so are accessible from most parts of Manchester.
Are you interested in being part of this exciting project or do you know of a group that would benefit and like to contribute to this project?
If so then please contact Jim at the Counselling & Family Centre by emailing: email@example.com