Gwent
For additional details of our projects across Blaenau Gwent, search for ‘Growing Space’ on Dewis Cymru or Infoengine

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Gwent Wide

Many of our projects are delivered across Gwent, where some are based in one location but operate as part of a Hub and Spoke model of delivery

Creating a New Pathway to Support your Mental Health

 

This contract for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, provides opportunities for referrals from primary and secondary mental health services across Gwent. Participants referred to us can engage with our projects delivering Connecting to Nature, Taster Activities and Creative Arts.  Some of this work is in partnership with Sgiliau, and will be delivered in both hospital and community settings.  See a sample of activities here 

Learn and Grow - Active Inclusion Wales

​This project is delivered across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen

Our partnership project with Learn and Grow helps to extend our service by providing flexible support for people aged 25+ with mental health conditions, and who are economically inactive and long term unemployed.  The project helps to build their confidence and motivation, and improve their basic, social and communication skills through accredited and non-accredited training and support.  These interventions help develop individuals on their journey to recovery and progression onto work experience, voluntary work and sustainable employment.

Learning to Grow - WEFO

This project is delivered across Monmouthshire, Newport and Cardiff and the Vale.  The project supports people aged 25+ with mental health conditions, who are long term unemployed.  The project helps participants to build new work-related skills through hands-on horticulture, woodwork, IT and craft activities. Participants will also have a work-based learning programme, which will lead to accreditation in job-related skills. 

The aim is to improve mental and physical well-being by encouraging a collaborative approach to environmental and learning activities. This will  help motivate and provide a purposeful daily routine leading to participants taking control of, and responsibility for, achieving their own wellbeing, staying independent and ultimately gaining sustainable employment.

No More Barriers 

​This project is delivered across Gwent, and has 2 strands to it:

Consultation – Growing Space provides supported employment opportunities for our Gwent Ambassadors who are individuals with a learning disability.  Their role involves engaging with individuals with a learning disability, staff and organisations across Gwent to report on what matters to people, what is working and what needs more work in Gwent.   

Employment – our employment model is for people with mental health, autism or a learning disability.  This provides support to break down the barriers to employment, and provides a bespoke, planned journey towards employment opportunities.   Referrals into this project can have support with developing a CV, and work related qualifications, and help with supported volunteering, supported work placements, and supported employment. 

Currently this team provides supported work placements in both of our social enterprise schemes at Blackwood Shop and Tredegar House Shop.

ICF Journey Poster - View the pathway to supporting your mental Health

Training

Growing Space provides accredited and non-accredited training to help participants that are referred in to our service to move through their own journey of recovery, and discovering a new way of living.

We also provide training to organisations on request.

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Two of our Gwent Ambassadors reviewing an Arts Therapy service, as part of their supported employment role

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Flower arranging class - being outside in nature