Caring for a Variety of Conditions
The Nurture Project provides support for people with common mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and stress; while also catering for more specific disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post natal depression, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore it cares for people who have been diagnosed with Autism and Dementia. The Nurture Project can also support the families and carers of those that are experiencing mental ill health.
Unfortunately The Nurture Project is not well served by public transport, but it can help to arrange private or community transport for those visitors that are not able to drive or cycle themselves. Please Contact Us for more information.
How We Can Help
The Nurture Project currently provides a variety of services from individual one to one therapy to a number of group sessions. These include:
One to One
For individual clients there are a variety of options all of which are based around horticultural therapy. Most commonly these are private sessions set in the walled garden at Kettlestone, but they can also take place in the greenhouse or workshop if the weather is poor. Alternatively there is also the opportunity for Walk & Talk therapy usually taking advantage of the Kettlestone Woodland Walk.
We run our It's Not Just A Walk In The Park programme for small groups. These client facing sessions are always based around horticultural therapies but usually take place in The Nurture Project's woodland setting. Group sessions are limited to a maximum of 6 clients and are led by a horticultural therapist and supported by one of the project's volunteers.
The Nurture Project organises and administers outreach programmes for local partners. We are currently engaged by Wells Community Hospital Trust to provide support in their gardens in Wells-next-the-sea. Other outreach programmes are also under discussion.
As more and more people recognise the benefits of horticultural therapy The Nurture Project staff are available to help similar projects establish themselves with a particular focus on the East of England.
Nature for Health and Wellbeing
The following chart provides an excellent summary of the many ways in which the power of nature can be harnessed to help nurture mental wellbeing and improve life in general: