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Our Adult Mental Health Activity Groups

Please note that all sessions are only open to co-workers who have been referred to us, and offered a placement in each particular group and are not available for drop-in. All session times are subject to change, and potential cancellation. New groups may be added at any time.

Find out more about making a referral to any of these groups on our How To Make A Referral Page.

African & Caribbean

2 hour session – weekly (Mon 2-4) – 1 year placement – Wynell Rd
This is a project for people who identify as having African or Caribbean heritage. The group involves a range of creative art and crafts, horticultural and mindfulness activities.

Art & Craft

2 hour session – weekly (Tues 10-12 & 1.30-3.30 & Weds 1.30-3.30) – 1 year placement – Wynell Rd
A social and therapeutic group project, using Art & Craft to help people with their recovery. Activities include print making, clay work, painting, weaving and mosaic making. Most art works are taken home, but groups also contribute their art works to sell at fairs and stalls. The Tuesday morning session is a women’s group.

Our Adult Mental Health Activity Groups

Garden

2.5 hour session – weekly (Mon 1.30-4, Tues 10-12.30 & Wed 10-12.30) – 1 year placement – Wynell Rd
A group project based on the principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. Sessions involve horticultural activities, seasonal activities, conservation and outdoor crafts, based in our Victorian garden and nature reserve at Wynell Rd. The Tuesday morning session is a women’s group.

Growing Lives

2 hour or 5 hour session – weekly (Tue, Wed, Thurs 10-3) – 1 year placement – De Frene Rd
The project runs social, therapeutic and vocational horticultural sessions. Based at our market garden site at De Frene Rd, sessions involve food growing and maintaining our cut flower garden, along with conservation activities. Sessions are either morning, afternoon or a full day (5 hours).

Find out more about making a referral to any of these groups on our How To Make A Referral Page.

ⓜ.ⓤ.ⓓ for 18-25s 

2.5 hours – weekly (Wed 1.30-3.30 & 6-8) – ongoing placement – Wynell Rd & De Frene Rd
A project for Lewisham-borough-based 18–25-year-olds wanting to commune with the natural world. We work with the plants, soil, humans, and non-humans around us to find community and wellbeing in the city. We cover things like : plant propagation, food growing, ceramics, land art, cyanotypes, foraging, soil ecology, flower arranging, and cooking – all co-designed amongst the group. We also do offsite trips and collaborate with institutes like TATE and Garden Museum.

Find out more about making a referral to this group here

Printable Referrer Resources