To kick off Mental Health Awareness Week, the Environmental Services Team, with the support of Community Relations, ran two inter-generational gardening workshops on the Honor Oak estate. Spending time in the great outdoors is good not only for your physical health, but also your mental health.
- Improve your mood
- Help you feel less stressed
- Help you make new friends
- Improve your confidence
On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon we met with residents to bed an array of brightly coloured flowers in two locations on the estate. The weather was beautiful (Luke, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, learnt an invaluable lesson in making sure you wear sunscreen!) and everyone was keen to get down in the dirt and hone their gardening skills.
One resident told us she felt uplifted following the session and that it had improved her wellbeing. Another resident declared that they had caught the gardening bug and were keen to be involved in future gardening projects. If you know of any green spaces on your estate that you would like to improve, or have ideas for a gardening project, please contact the Community Relations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 028 2028.