Mindspace have acquired a large allotment on the Uffington Road in Stamford, and we need your help to turn the space into a Men's Shed and a Community Garden
Why a Men's Shed?
Sheds are about meeting like-minded people and having someone to share your worries with. They are about having fun, sharing skills and knowledge with like-minded people and gaining a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.
Men's Sheds reduce isolation and feelings of loneliness, they allow men to deal with mental health challenges more easily and remain independent, they rebuild communities and in many cases, they save men’s lives.
Gardening and mental health
A King's Fund report in 2016 on gardens and health, found that the mental health benefits of gardening were broad and diverse, with reductions in depression and anxiety and improved social functioning, emotional wellbeing and physical health
Monty Don, the host of Gardener’s World, believes gardening has helped him overcome his depression.