Grow Outdoors at Sowenna

Grow Outdoors at Sowenna

Grow Outdoors is an important project at Sowenna, raising money to build outdoor raised beds, help to fund some of the sensory gardens and provide equipment such as chalk for the outdoor blackboard and gardening packs for the young people.

The gardens will include sensory planting, raised beds for therapeutic horticulture, decorative floral and sensory planters and a giant outdoor blackboard wall for outdoor art expression and therapy. Some of the young people who need our services will have conditions which manifest in violent or aggressive behaviour towards themselves or others. We would like for the medication and talking therapies provided at Sowenna to be delivered within sensory environments, both indoors and outdoors which help to diffuse violent or aggressive outbursts. These spaces are important as they help young people who are experiencing severe mental distress to calm themselves and regain control more quickly.

The raised beds will be part of an individuals therapeutic journey whilst they stay at Sowenna. They will be able to plant, nuture and sow herbs, flowers, fruit and vegetables. These can then be used for making, art and cookery.

Grow outdoors for Sowenna