Lindengate

Lindengate

At a glance

Causes

  • Mental health

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire-based registered charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.

Operating from a 5-acre site adjacent to the Wyevale Garden Centre in Wendover Lindengate offers a wide range of gardening/horticulture activities so that users can spend time in a managed and calm and safe environment, either singly or in small groups, working towards recovery.

Activities

At Lindengate we support people with a very wide range of mental health needs, including depression and dementia, or who feel their wellbeing could be improved. We do this through the medium of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. We think about wellbeing in its widest sense and recognise the need to look beyond any labels the person may have and focus on the individual.

At Lindengate, Gardeners (our term for service users) work alongside volunteers and staff on their goals in our private and safe 5 acre site. We offer supportive and non-judgemental listening and the opportunity to escape some of the stresses of daily life. Activities vary depending on the season and are guided by our qualified horticulturalist. For variety and for rainy days we have facilities for Craft making and cooking is encouraged when our harvest allows.

We recognise that those who experience mental illness face many barriers in society. We challenge this discrimination and stigma. In our dealings with the wider community, we proudly present the fact that across our existing staff and volunteers we have experience of using mental health services and we believe that this allows us to offer a better quality of service to our Gardeners (service users).

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