Rest & Reflect
Rest & Reflect – New Winter Opening Times
From Tuesday 5th January 2021, Rest & Reflect will be open on Tuesday/Friday/Saturday 1-3pm.
With Winter here, now is the time to stop for a moment and think about your wellbeing and what that may look like.
Finding time to give yourself space can be difficult in the best of weather, but in Winter, the challenge becomes even greater. There are many benefits to spending just a few minutes a day outdoors. Here are a few of them:
- 15 minutes outdoors every day can improve both our moods and our physical health, leading to reduced stress and increased self-esteem
- Builds our immune system, as the cold weather actually kills off bacteria.
- With the current restrictions in place, we can meet up with a friend, which will improve our mental wellbeing, through social interaction.
Since June 2020, Lindengate has opened its gates as part of our Rest & Reflect programme, supporting anyone who has been struggling with their mental wellbeing and to date, have welcomed nearly 1500 people.
We will be continuing this support over the Winter, to ensure that our therapeutic gardens and wildlife haven are accessible to anyone who needs it.
We have plenty of sheltered areas dotted about our 5 acre site and space to meet with a friend for a chat, or to bring a book and enjoy the peace, amongst the wildlife.
Started as a pilot before lock down, Planted is for 13-15 year olds and is one of the short programmes, running for 6 weeks. Planted will start on Friday 9th October, running every Friday for 6 weeks, between 08.45am – 10am and will focus on one activity each week, ie., self care, resilience, etc., as part of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
Healing Pathways is a short programme, bi-weekly over 6 weeks, plus 1 per quarter, rotating courses for adults/young people, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and nature to provide hope, support and understanding, for those experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.
Women’s Wellbeing Minority Group
For adults, taking place every month, supporting women from the black, asian, minority and ethnic community, offering a safe and relaxing environment, to build resilience and improve wellbeing.
Our weekly programme, for people with low to moderate mental health needs. We have started the process of enabling people to come back to Lindendate, based on nature based activities in groups.