Tai Chi on World Mental Health Day October 3, 2022

This Monday 10 October 2022 is #WorldMentalHealthDay – an opportunity for us all to check in on our own mental health. Here at Martineau Gardens we see the value of spending time outdoors, connecting with nature to help us feel relaxed. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us for our regular outdoor Tai Chi session – what could be a a better start to Monday morning?

Arrive at 10.15am for a 10.30am start to allow time to register with Kim Knowles, session leader, in the Courtyard Garden. Wrap up warm, since the entire session will run outdoors, usually in the Shipwreck PlayArea. Admission is free, but your donations are always welcomed. You can find out more about what to expect here.

BREAKING NEWS: Due to installation works of our Gates of Welcome on Monday, access to our car park is limited on this day. If you’re travelling by car, please continue to the Priory Tennis Club and park there (thanks to kind permission from the club.)

Therapeutic Horticulture

At Martineau Gardens we support people with mental health issues through therapeutic horticulture. We garden together, whatever the weather and feel all the better for it.

For people with existing mental health conditions, seasonal change can contribute to greater dips in wellbeing, the tranquillity and calm of Martineau Gardens brings stability for many of our regular volunteers on the Therapeutic Horticulture programme. The culture created here can go a long way in navigating unsettling times, volunteering providing a fixed point in times of turmoil.

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