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Growth Project

Our award winning Growth Project works in partnership with Hourglass to provide a safe and supportive haven at our allotment.  It is kindly supported by Rochdale Borough Council and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG).

Our proven track record shows the improvement of an individual’s wellbeing, alongside collective social outlook of those engaged on the project. The project aims to promote good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a green environment.

On your first visit to the project, our Wellbeing Co-ordinator will meet you and spend some time during the day to find out the best ways in which we can support you personally. You will also be given a full induction by our on site horticultural expert.

People who are engaged on the project will have a safe and supportive haven to come to, but most of all we have lots of fun while we work!  For many people their Mental and physical health has improved and a number of these have returned to mainstream housing and regular employment.

Kellett Street, Rochdale, OL16 2JU
Umbrella org:
Rochdale and District Mind
Contact name:
Alison Connolly
Job title:
Project Co-ordinator
01706 752338
How to apply:
Self referral, GP or professional.

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Go for a walk or a run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the corner of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of programmes that aim to promote good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a green environment.
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