Ecclesbourne Lodge – Growing for Wellbeing

The young adults at Ecclesbourne Lodge took part in National Growing for Wellbeing Week. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity and all of them got involved. They will now all tend and grow their own plants and vegetables

Growing for Wellbeing Week is a national event that took place on the 7th – 13th June 2021. The week is a celebration of the magic that growing your own produce can do for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental ill-health each year. There is strong evidence highlighting the health benefits of gardening and ‘grow your own in particular, including improved confidence, communication, concentration and ultimately self-belief.

Gardening improves mental health, enables better physical health, provides an opportunity to connect with others, acquire new skills and enjoy the great outdoors.

After all, It’s not what you grow, it’s how YOU grow.