New pilot Grow Season at Standen House

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve just struck up a new partnership with the National Trust at Standen House near East Grinstead and will be running a pilot Grow Season from there this Autumn.

Starting on 29th October we’ll be aiming this new Season at people from the Crawley area who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mild to moderate mental health problems. The hope is that people will connect with the beautiful grounds and house at Standen, along with the stunning Sussex Weald location around it as a way of improving and maintaining their wellbeing.

The 8-week Season will have the usual mix of gentle activities such as mindfulness and meditation, tea and chat along with some more physical activities such as woodland walks, conservation work and gardening in the beautiful grounds of Standen House. We’ll also be working with staff and volunteers at Standen to offer some new activities - personally I’ve got my eye on the dye bed and the beehives - and there will also be the chance to see inside the beautiful arts and crafts house - itself inspired by nature. All this will be held in a safe supported group with like-minded people,

If you or anyone you know in the Crawley area could benefit from some healing time out in nature at this beautiful new location then please get in touch at info@growingwellbeing.org.uk or call us on 07557 501557

Enjoy mindfulness in nature day 28th September

Join us for another delicious day connecting with nature through the senses on our ‘Enjoy Mindfulness in Nature’ day on Saturday 28th September from 10am-4pm

At the end of our first Enjoy Nature With All Your Senses day people wanted more! So we're very happy to offer another day of inspiring mindfulness in nature on 28th September. Relax and connect to the beautiful surroundings at Saddllescombe Farm through a range of exercises designed to heighten sensory awareness, create a sense of wonder and delight, and provide lasting health benefits.

Cost is £55 (£35 concessions and Grow Community Members)  For booking and more information click here

https://ti.to/grow-events/enjoy-mindfulness-in-nature

Join us for a perfect combination of fire, nature and singing!

We’re very excited to announce that the next event in our programme of Natural Wellbeing sessions will be FIRE CHOIR on 24th August.

Apparently the 2 things which are most helpful for wellbeing are music and nature. We’re bringing them both together in Stanmer Park in the form of Fire Choir! From 6-8pm we’ll be learning songs with Elizabeth Swift who runs a range of nature-connected singing events in and around East Anglia, including outdoor singing groups. Singing together is a practice which our ancestors would have done long ago and (to paraphrase Abba) we probably learned to sing before we could talk! This session is designed to draw people together in community to learn some songs, techniques and music-making that are simple and suitable for all - whether you think you’re a singer or not

 Price will be £25 per head (£15 for concessions and Grow Community members) and will include fire and refreshments. All profits from the event will help support the work of Grow.

 Places are limited so you will need to book tickets which you can do by clicking on this link https://ti.to/grow-events/fire-choir or if you’re not able to book online you can register your interest by emailing us at info@growingwellbeing.org.uk or texting 07557 501557

Enjoy Nature With All Your Senses! New Natural Wellbeing Day 27th July 2019

We’re very excited to announce the first of our new programme of Natural Wellbeing Days - one-off days throughout the year offering a range of different ways to connect with nature for your wellbeing.

The first session will be:

Enjoy nature with all your senses! on Saturday 27th July from 10am-4pm based at Saddlescombe Farm. 27th July 2019 and will be run by Julie Wright and Luke Williams.

Bring your senses alive & experience nature anew. 

Relax and connect to the beautiful surroundings at Saddlescombe through a range of exercises designed to heighten sensory awareness, create a sense of wonder and delight, and provide lasting health benefits.

On this playful and creative session you will deepen your sense of connectedness through exercises which explore nature using all the senses.

The cost for the day is just £55 and we will offer 2 concessionary places to Grow community members of £35.

For more info and to book your place contact us on info@growingwellbeing.org.uk

Put a spring back in your step with Grow this March

We’ve had a period of pause and reflection over winter which has proven very beneficial but we’re delighted to announce the dates for our next 2 Seasons this year are as follows:

Thursday 28th March - 16th May 2019

Thursday 20th June - 8th August 2019.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from some healing time out in nature then please get in touch with us at info@growingwellbeing.org.uk or visit the What We Offer page of our website and click on The Grow Season http://www.growingwellbeing.org.uk/the-grow-season where you’ll find a link to our registration form.