Growing Well is regularly asked for information and advice by individuals and organisations who are inspired to establish similar provision in their own areas.
With this in mind, we have tried to make as much information about our service, structure and governance as possible available through our website. Please do take time to look at our mission, business plan and other documents as they may well answer questions you might have.
If you would like to come and visit us, we offer an hour of our time for free. It is not an unwillingness to help others, rather that all our resource is focused on supporting vulnerable adults within our service – to take team members away from this provision impacts negatively on our service.
If you would like to learn our approach in more detail, we offer a consultancy service, with rates from £400 per day.
…for groups of up to 12 people (including support workers). These sessions can vary from an hour to a full day’s activity, based on group requirement.
Please contact us for further information on this service.
Growing Well employs professionals with extensive knowledge of mental health and horticultural practices. The Board is active and committed, and is representative of the many skills needed to effectively govern an organisation of our complexity.
Clairelouise Chapman (Organisational Co-ordinator) is an experienced third sector manager, having managed a number of social enterprises and charities, and worked as a third sector and CSR consultant.
Beren Aldridge (Therapeutic Co-ordinator) is a UKCP Registered Pyschotherapist, with an MSc in Disability Management in Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation.
James Smith (Growing Co-ordinator) has a Diploma in Horticultural Therapy in addition to his MSc in Organic Farming.
Hazel Sharples (Training Co-ordinator) has a Certificate in Education, HND Amenity Horticulture and holds TDLB D32, D33 and D34 Vocational Trainer, Assessor and Internal Verifier Award.
Alix Jagger (Volunteer Co-ordinator) holds a BA in Social Work and Sociology, and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Transactional Analysis 101 and is our Safeguarding lead.