A creative and cooperative outlet for people with mental health needs to socialise and learn new skills through strengths-based workshops which are low-cost, sustainable, flexible and environmentally friendly.

Make, Do and Mend was founded in 2010 by a small group of mental health service users and their friends. Members have enjoyed the Gardening Workshop at plot 56 at the Whitehill Allotment Society since 2014. Every Monday morning from 11am until 1pm, a group of members and volunteers have been working hard to develop a previously overgrown pitch to make it productive. They have put up a shed with the help of a donation of building materials from Travis Perkins. They are also experimenting with permaculture in the some of the beds and are soon to be putting up a polytunnel to enable them to grow everything they need for the project. They have also used Freecycle to source pallets, manure and plant pots when needed. The new Veg Box Workshops will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm.

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