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Horticulture and Conservation in Daventry for people recovering from mental illness

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Situated within a mile of Daventry town centre, Daventry Country Park is the perfect location for cycling, jogging, dog walking, fishing, bird watching or a pleasant stroll. The park has a circular 3.7 kilometre walk around Daventry Reservoir, which provides an ideal location for fishing and bird watching, while the Meadow Walk offers an alternative route. A visitor centre provides information about the park, and there is a café, children’s play area and several picnic areas available.

You could volunteer with the group from Green Health which are involved with horticultural and conservation projects at the park. This benefits the participants as well as the environment. Many members of the group have experience of mental health problems and this project enables people to engage in social interaction and healthy exercise whilst also developing or revisiting skills and rebuilding self esteem.

Why not give it a try?

Skills

Empathy with individuals who have mental health problems and an interest in the outdoors and physical work.

Details

  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 08/03/2021

End Date: 08/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible to suit

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Environment
  • Mental Health

Activities

  • Gardening
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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