Grow to Grow 14-24 Year Olds
Grow to Grow provides supported placements for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people who are in transition, excluded or recovering from mental health problems, and young people in and leaving care
Young people attend the project for up to two days per week for up to two years. Placements are individually tailored to need and interest.
Grow to Grow is also a social enterprise growing organic fruit and vegetables, and caring for farm animals and livestock, based on Commonwork's Organic Farm at Bore Place. Young people aged 14-24 attend the project to learn new skills in horticulture, agriculture, farming, catering, independent living skills, building maintenance and woodwork. Through hands-on participation they also learn about social enterprise and project management.
We work closely with schools, social services, mental health services, youth offending services, families and networks supporting young people.
Who are we?
Grow to Grow was developed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 20 years' experience working with people with mental health problems in the NHS and in fostering and adoption services.
The team includes an Occupational Therapist, a Gardener and a Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with young people.
Referrals can be made by parents, self-referral, teachers, social workers, GPs, Community Mental Health Teams etc. If you would like to refer a young person, please contact Sally Potter, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01732 463255. Download our referral form (doc)
Download our 4 page brochure about Grow to Grow here (pdf) and our Grow to Grow Programme Summary and Results Poster (pdf) here.
This programme is funded by the National Lottery's Reaching Communities programme.