Wellbeing at the Orchard - July-November 2019

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's project was designed for people who are experiencing mental health issues.
working in the orchard

The aim of the project was to bring people together in a safe, judgement-free space, where people facing different mental health difficulties could communicate or interact at their own pace in a supported way, helping to build confidence and improve their mental wellbeing. 

The project, based at Roundway Orchard in Devizes, featured eight weeks of outdoor activities for participants including:

  • Conservation work including pruning and weed clearing around saplings
  • Guided walks around the wider nature reserve
  • Nature craft sessions, including whittling
  • Wild cooking on site including a no-bake apple crumble, apple fritters and a squash and apple soup.

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Find out more about the project from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

It’s been an amazing experience. There’s life out there – in all senses of the word – and something to get up for. I have gained the confidence to have a go – I’ve learnt that you can do things, and get on with life.
— Wellbeing at the Orchard participant

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This project was one of five to receive a grant from us. Read more about the other projects here. 

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