nature connection

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

New Grow Season dates

Dates for the next Grow Season (Season 23) have just been finalised.  We'll be running the next  group from Thursday 11th October to 29th November 2018 and will be looking forward to another nourishing and inspiring time out on the South Downs.

If you'd like to join us (or know someone who could benefit) please get in touch with us by:

email at info@growingwellbeing.org.uk or text us on 07557 501557

We'd love to hear from you - nature awaits!

Happy News for a Happy New Year

Happy New Year (rather belatedly) to all our supporters and friends,  We hope that 2018 will be fruitful and abundant for you in every way possible!

We are delighted to announce that we have now been able to book in dates for the next couple of Seasons of Grow.  The next Season will start on 1st March and run through to 19th April and we are now taking registrations for this course so if you or anyone you know could benefit from some time out in nature with others in beautiful Sussex countryside then please get in touch at info@growingwellbeing.org.uk or follow the link on the What We Do page.

These 2 Seasons have been made possible by the amazing support we have received from the following:

Ernest Kleinwort Trust, Brighton & Hove City Council, Soul of the City Choir, local companies Brandwatch and CogApp, everyone who donated to our Grow Your Tenner campaign through LocalGiving and everyone who came along to our fundraising Winter Warmer Walk. 

We are also very grateful to the wonderful people who donated prizes to our Winter Prize Draw including MyBrighton Hotel, British Airways i360, Camilla and Roly, National Trust, Dyke Golf Club, School of the Wild, Tristan Gooley, The Royal Oak pub in Poynings, The Outdoor Project, Panna Chocolate and Good Money Vouchers Scheme.  We couldn't have raised the money we did without you.

New Grow Season starting 13th April

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We're delighted to announce that after a bit of an extended winter hibernation, we've now been able to confirm a new Season of Grow.

We'll be starting Season 19 on 13th April and running through every Thursday til 1st June so will enjoy having the full-on springtime experience!

If you, or anyone you know could benefit from being involved then please do contact us for an informal chat on 07557 501557.