We are a mental health charity, an organic farm and a training centre.

If you’re feeling depressed, anxious or finding everyday life difficult, then we may be able to help.

If you would like to refer a patient to us, relevant information is in the Healthcare Professionals section.

Our support is free. We rely upon charitable donations to enable us to do our work.

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do”

C.G. Jung

Find out about how we cultivate good mental health alongside great organic produce.

What’s in the bag

See what’s in our bag this month

Growing Well Kitchen

You’ve got your vegetable bag – let’s cook!  Tried and tested recipes to inspire you.

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch”

Orson Welles

Testimonials

“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole load of yesterday”

John Guare

I think it just brings you out of your illness because you spend so much time in your head, cut off from the world…you step out of your own problems and out of your own head and see the world again!
Growing Team Member
Talking about the effect Growing Well has had on their state of mind.
I was able to do something… I had things to offer… It made me feel valued.
And that’s what Growing Well does so well, it makes you feel valued, even if you don’t feel valuable.
Growing Team Member
On feeling valued.
Growing Well had faith in my abilities when I didn’t and have allowed me to grow and develop my role throughout my recovery. Their patience is endless but thanks to them, my illness is not.
Office Team Member
On building self-worth.
I would never have gone to the AGM twelve months ago. I wouldn’t have gone to the open day twelve months ago.
I am really seeing how ill I was over the last five years. I do feel things have changed… Growing Well was fundamental to it.
Growing Team Member
Noticing the impact of our wider activities on wellbeing
I really enjoy the activities, they are stretching me, though I can sometimes get frustrated – it’s all good practice for going back to work.
Growing Team Member
On Growing Well as a stepping stone towards employment.
Staff and children really enjoyed the visit. Good hands-on experiences. A good balance of activities
Allithwaite C of E School
I think it just brings you out of your illness, because you spend so much time in your head, cut off from the world…you step out of your own problems and out of your own head and see the world again.
Growing Team Member
Talking about the effect Growing Well has on their state of mind.
This was a worthwhile visit. It provided many cross-curricular areas, it was well-planned and it was fun
Old Hutton Primary School
It’s excellent, it’s helping me a lot. I’m always busy. I’m seeing a massive difference in my concentration – its lifting the tension off me.
Growing Team Member
Noticing the impact after a month of volunteering at Growing Well