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We want to transform the outdoor spaces at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit to include a sensory garden, plant nursery and vegetable plot for patients to learn how to grow and care for plants and to use what is grown to improve the ward gardens.

The Bradgate Mental Health Unit has a number of garden spaces which are unloved and not suitable for patients to use. We also have ward gardens, but we dont have the funds to maximise their therapeutic potential. We want to change this by:

1. Developing a therapeutic sensory garden off the wards

2. Creating a plant nursery in one of the spaces to show patients the skills to grow plants and make plants from plants to use in the ward gardens

3. Show patients the skills to grow fresh produce in small spaces so that they can learn to manage their money, eat healthily, have an occupational identity, a purpose, and a routine. We aim to use the produce in the cooking sessions we offer in Occupational Therapy. Any surplus vegetables will be made into delicious soup and sold in our café.

Help us bring colour and life to the outdoor spaces and help people to enjoy being outside in beautiful surroundings, as well as learning new skills and aiding their recovery.

Your donation, whatever you can afford, will help us to grow our plans into reality. 

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