You’d Have to be Mad!

Challenging, thought provoking and humour building at Bridgwater Arts Centre on 10th October 2017 as part of World Mental Health Day. An event ran in conjunction with the arts centre and Seed of Hope. Plenty of creative and expressive ways …

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What is hope?

It is a word that means different things to different people. As our name suggests, it is a key theme to the support that we offer.. When we hold hope for ourselves and others, this is not a naive or …

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Hope

“This is a song of hope” Robert Plant introducing Stairway to Heaven Jayne and I were in the walled gardens talking with D about depression. It’s a hard sell talking about hope and Recovery with someone who is at rock …

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Dawn’s Garden

Some time back I asked Dawn for her opinion on what we at SoH are trying do and how we are trying to do it. I sort of know Dawn, having met in a previous life at Rethink. Dawn isn’t …

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Get Dirty

Yes indeed one of the finest smells of spring, fresh dirt. 🙂   I’m going to be dirty today. As a kid, Mama often met me on the back stoop as I came in from playing outside. With a broom …

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How does it work?

There are a number of things central to SoH, and intrinsic to gardening, that produce the good effects (outcomes)that we expect: Being in nature Being outdoors Physical Exercise Being with others Achieving common goals Eating seasonal produce Growing and nurturing …

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People

People are our biggest asset, and we don’t mean in a ‘human resource’ context were people are seen as a resource to be used. We believe that our combined experiences, knowledge, skills and desire to learn and grow-make us unique …

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Recovery

A much misused, abused, sometimes maligned word and concept. Recovery is about getting on with life despite mental distress, in our past, present or possible future. “At Seed of Hope we believe it is possible to live life with hope …

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Gardeners

Gardeners are the most hopeful people on the planet. In the dark cold days of late winter/early spring they take shrivelled brown and colourless seeds and plant them. In the certain knowledge they will grow into the light, warmth and …

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