Friday 8 October sees South Kent Mind clients taking a trip to Goodnestone Park.
We’ll be meeting with the Head Gardener and Manager to talk about gardening volunteering opportunities around the park. The spacious gardens covers 15 acres so there’s plenty of space to explore and walk, and they’ll be plenty of photo opportunities too.
The mini bus will pick up from the Centre at 11am and from outside Morrisons in Dover at 11.30am, returning to Dover / Folkestone 3.30-4pm. Before meeting the team, there will be an opportunity to visit the café where snacks and drinks can be purchased.
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects. It can:
improve your mood
reduce feelings of stress or anger
help you take time out and feel more relaxed
improve your physical health
improve your confidence and self-esteem
help you be more active
help you make new connections
provide peer support.Mind Charity
Find out more about how nature can benefit mental health.
Not only could volunteering enhance your CV, it could also present an opportunity to meet new people, gain confidence and build self-esteem. Volunteering is also a great way to use your existing skills as well as learning new ones. Volunteering outdoors can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Find out more about volunteering here.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01303 250090
Limited spaces available so booking early is advisable.