Day 403: The Walled Garden
The Walled Garden is part of PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, based in the grounds of the Murray Royal hospital. It's a tranquil space, that many describe as a hidden gem, existing for the benefit of people recovering from mental illness as well as members of the public.
One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health issue, and the Mental Health and Wellbeing service carries out vital work to ensure the people of Perth and Kinross are supported on their journey to recovery. At the Walled Garden people are offered the opportunity to get invovled in creative activites, to enjoy fun and relaxing physical exercise, to learn and join in with cultivating fruit, vegetables and plants, and much more. Staff deliver group activities, one-to-one support, as well as training and support people using the service to set goals and reflect on their achievements. During lockdown, services have been delivered online and over the phone, but with restrictions easing face to face activity has finally started to become possible once more.
The Room for Recovery campaign is raising funds to enable the organisation to carry out essential upgrades to The Walled Garden. So far the campaign has funded a new art studio, but urgent work is still needed on garden buildings and pathways to ensure these spaces are accesible to all and that PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub can continue to improve the lives of hundreds of people in Perth and Kinross.
To find out more visit the campaign page.
Whether you just need a chat about the above information, or would like to find out more about the support available to you, call the PKAVS Health and Wellbeing Hub team today on 01738 631777 (The Walled Garden) or 01250 874777 (Wisecraft).