Summer in the Garden.
Sydenham Garden aims to improve wellbeing through therapeutic activity, enabling people to move forward in a supportive community environment. We offer a range of activities and opportunities for the local community, but our main focus is for those experiencing mental ill health or other significant illness.
We provide therapeutic sessions in horticulture and art and craft for referred co-workers (clients) living in South London with the aim of improving quality of life, social interaction and physical and mental health. We have seen lives transformed through encouragement, reassurance and the structure that a placement with us offers.
Co-workers receive help and support from staff, volunteers and fellow co-workers during their 12 month placement in a gardening, allotment or art & craft group. For co-workers to fully benefit from their placement, regular attendance is needed and our overall aim is for some improvement to take place within this period.
Volunteer Centre Lewisham held it's annual awards presentation for Lewisham volunteers earlier this month, and the winner in the Young Volunteer category was our own Catherine Williams (pictured top left). It was said that Catherine is one of the most dedicated volunteers in our Thursday and Friday Sow and Grow groups, she has shown great enthusiasm and is very patient and caring.
Please refer to the News and Events section or look at the calander for information on all our planned events.
We are currently looking for volunteer support in the garden and with arts and crafts. For more information please click here.
Sydenham Garden Spring Newsletter
Find out what is going on at Sydenham Garden here.
Sydenham Garden Reports 2013
Sow and Grow
Run in partnership with MindCare and Lewisham PCT, Sydenham Garden offers programmes of therapeutic activities designed specifically to support people in Lewisham with early-onset dementia. For more information please click here. We are currently looking for more volunteer support for these programmes. For more information please click here. Sow & Grow referral