Green Health Thames Valley
Helping people with mental health difficulties
Green Health Thames Valley (GHTV) helps people with mental health difficulties through horticulture-based programmes and activities.
The Axis Foundation’s donation of £4,450 purchased a polytunnel, raised beds and green roofs for the sheds for their community garden in Whitley.
“We are thrilled with the support from the Axis Foundation. Our new polytunnel is fantastic. It enables us to extend our growing season and provide warm dry space for clients. We have installed new raised beds and have finalised designs for a new green roof which will be created very soon. It’s so exciting seeing these improvements. Thank you to all at Axis Foundation. Your support means so much to us all at GHTV” – Richard Byard, Chair of GHTV
More about Green Health
The horticultural programmes at Reading-based Green Health help marginalised and isolated clients. Here they can engage with nature, create projects and participate in physical activities. They can also socialise with other clients and locally-based volunteers. As a result, they become more confident, less socially isolated and develop new skills that move them closer to economic activity and independence.
In addition to helping people with their mental health, GHTV also aims to protect physical health through encouraging horticulture-related physical activity and promoting healthy eating.
The charity additionally aims to improve the places and spaces of their local communities.
Find out more about the work of Green Health Thames Valley here.