Visiting the Futures in Mind allotment…

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Every Monday and Wednesday at Mercer’s Farm site in Colchester, a dedicated team visit the Futures in Mind allotment to keep things in order.

This week we popped along for a visit to see how sunshine, fresh air and teamwork can make a difference to people’s lives.

Futures in Mind is a service designed for people from across Essex who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse.

There are allotment projects across five sites in Essex. Each one is unique and the people that bring these sites to life (literally!) are a diverse team of individuals.

The Colchester allotment is overseen by Jim (pictured above with Chris) and working as a team, everyone is encouraged to grow what they wish to, including ideas! The therapeutic benefits of being outside in nature are proven time and time again.

Thank you to the Colchester group for sharing these great photos – we will be sure to get an update on the vegetables next month!


Find out more

Anyone can self-refer to Futures in Mind using the online form on their website.

Visit the Futures in Mind website

We are proud to be part of Futures in Mind, which is run in partnership with West Essex Mind and Phoenix Futures.