At Lindengate we support people with a very wide range of common mental health needs, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Our Gardeners (our term for service users) work alongside volunteers and staff on their goals amongst our 5 acre site. We are supportive and inclusive and offer the opportunity to escape some of the stresses of daily life. Activities vary depending on the season and are guided by our qualified horticulture team. For variety and for rainy days we have facilities for Heritage Craft making and cooking is encouraged when our harvest allows.
We recognise that those who experience mental illness face many barriers in society. We challenge this discrimination and stigma. In our dealings with the wider community, we proudly present the fact that across our existing staff and volunteers we have experience of using mental health services and we believe that this allows us to offer a better quality of service to our Gardeners (service users).