Therapeutic horticulture

Behind the garden walls of Mayfield Park in Southampton, we have an inviting and tranquil green space that provides a wonderful backdrop for our Wellbeing Services. Mayfield Nurseries provides a supportive, therapeutic environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We welcome all members of the community and will empower individuals to improve their wellbeing through therapeutic programmes, connecting with horticulture and nature.



What is Wellbeing? 

Wellbeing is about feeling good on the inside and on the outside. It's something we all need to think about, especially during these difficult times, and we can provide you with the tools to help you get back on track. Everyone has their own way of dealing with the day to day pressures that life brings, whether that is baking, reading, being at one with nature or playing sport. Here at Mayfield we understand that each person is different, and that is what makes our wellbeing services so special.

Mayfield Nurseries Wellbeing Centre is friendly and welcoming with an informal atmosphere, making it a great place to meet others. Our programmes are designed to help individuals towards recovery. We also offer private and confidential emotional support, and one-to-one help to raise aspirations, goals and ambitions. Our aim is to develop and reinforce people’s strengths while they try to achieve their goals in their journey towards recovery.

You don't have to have a diagnosed mental health issue to access our programmes. You could be experiencing mental health issues, wanting to increase physical, social and community activity, develop new skills or want to learn more about overall wellbeing.

To find out more about our 2021 programmes please email: JGardner@solentmind.org.uk

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We are now open!

Mayfield Wellbeing Services are here for you. We will continue to support our participants and those within the community who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress through lock-down via our online zoom sessions and now in person as well.

Wellbeing groups and activities have re-started at Mayfield Nurseries. 

Please continue to observe social distancing measures, wera a face covering and use the hand sanitizer provided so that all our participants can enjoy safe and comfortable activities at Mayfield Nurseries.

Mayfield's Wellbeing Team Leader will still be available to support people within the community with initial appointments via the phone or virtually if requested.

The Solent Mind App is now available to download free on Google Play and Apple, individuals can find resources, toolkits, and ideas to support their mental health.

    If you want to find out more information on our wellbeing services, or to sign up to a programme for 2021, please don't hesitate to contact Jude Gardner.



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    90%
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