For additional details of our projects across Blaenau Gwent, search for ‘Growing Space’ on Dewis Cymru or Infoengine
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. This project is delivered in both hospital and community settings. See a sample of activities here
Two of our Gwent Ambassadors reviewing an Arts Therapy service, as part of their supported employment role
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.
Growing Space - 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.
Flower arranging class - being outside in nature
Growing Space - Peer Mentor Training
Growing Space delivers a Peer Mentor programme across Gwent, and Cardiff and The Vale. Peer Mentors are individuals who have lived experienced of mental ill health and used mental health services, and are at a step in their recovery journey where they want to use their experiences to help others.
Growing Space provides accredited Peer Mentor training for participants across our projects, and also for participants referred into the service through Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and Cardiff and Vale Recovery & Wellbeing College.