12 Week Programme for 14 - 24 Year Olds
This programme offers young people a chance to gain new skills, work experience and life confidence
Young people work alongside our Grow to Grow staff and other young people in the market garden at Bore Place. They have an opportunity to harvest and cook lunches and have time each day to reflect on their emotional health and wellbeing.
There are also some sessions organised where we discuss and learn about mental health concerns, for example, anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders and behaviourial management. Young people attend one day per week (Tuesday) for 12 weeks.
Vocational skills – horticulture, agriculture and small business/social enterprise skills on our organic farm/market garden;
Social skills – working, cooking and eating together, plus interacting with staff, other young people and the public;
Life skills – budgeting, cooking, independent travel.
Transport to Bore Place
We can pick young people up from local stations.
The programme is evaluated using standardised measures and referrers can be provided with evidence of outcomes at the end of the programme. Referrals can be made by parents, teachers, social workers, GPs, Community Mental Health Teams etc.
For further information about costs or to make a referral, contact Sally Potter, Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01732 463255. You can download a referral form here (word doc).
This programme is funded by the National Lottery's Reaching Communities programme