Welcome to Growing Forward

We support people in Nottingham to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through gardening activities in small groups and one-to-one counselling.


 

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Do you…

  • experience anxiety, depression and loneliness?
  • feel overwhelmed by big groups?
  • find it hard to get out and meet new people?

Would you like to…

  • have one-to-one and small group gardening sessions?
  • grow flowers and food (no experience needed)?
  • get assistance with travel plans?

The aim of Growing Forward is to help you feel less lonely and more able to cope, make friends and discover other groups you can join in your area. You can also increase volunteering and employment potential, build confidence and develop skills.

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Latest from the blog

Come and visit Growing Forward

Come and visit Growing Forward

If you or someone you are supporting would like to know more about Growing Forward, please come to one of our drop-in sessions. Meet Carley and Vic, see the garden and chat in more detail about what we offer... These drop-in sessions are open to referrers and...

Building our therapeutic horticulture garden

Building our therapeutic horticulture garden

We are very fortunate to be able to run our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture sessions from our garden space within the beautiful Windmill Community Gardens. The Windmill team have been incredibly generous, allowing us to use this space so that we can continue to...

The Last Photo – By CALM

The Last Photo – By CALM

Thorn, a Growing Forward volunteer, recently worked with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on The Last Photo. This is an exhibition to raise awareness about suicide and how to support people who are are feeling suicidal. This extremely important and personal...