Relax, unwind and help us brighten up the garden

Posted on in Health improvement, Support groups

The Trinity Holistic Centre is opening up its garden to staff, patients and visitors this summer.

Whether you want to find a quiet place to sit and reflect or you want to get hands on and help with the planting and weeding, the garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind.Trinity garden

The Trinity Green Fingers scheme launches with a planting day tomorrow (Saturday 18 April) from 12noon to 2pm at the centre, which is based on The James Cook University Hospital site in Middlesbrough.

Anyone is welcome to come along and visitors of all ages can take part in a fun sunflower growing competition.

“We started developing the garden last year but this year we are encouraging everyone to get involved,” said health and wellbeing support worker Ray Wheatley.

“People can come up and help around the garden or get involved with a particular project.

“Horticultural therapy is particularly good for anyone suffering from anxiety, stress or depression and we are hoping people will see the garden as a place where they can get away from the pressures they are facing. It’s a great place to escape to.”

Planned gardening sessions will take place four times a week from May 2015 on the following days:

  • Monday 10.30am to 1pmTrinity garden2
  • Tuesday 12pm to 2.30pm and 4pm to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 1.30pm to 4pm

The Trinity Holistic Centre provides support to patients and their families affected by cancer and other long term conditions at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It also provides some wellbeing services to staff, visitors and members of the public.

To find out more contact the Trinity Holistic Centre on 01642 854839.