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Food for the Mind At the hospital, the project has been taking place at Acacia Unit, a rehabilitation unit which works with service users whom have enduring mental health needs to improve their mental and physical wellbeing in supporting their own recovery to ultimately live meaningful and fulfilling lives in the community. The project also includes building the capacity of the three community gardens to enable them to improve the capacity to work with people with mental health needs. Reducing social isolation and developing positive roles and routines can reduce relapse rates and need for future hospital admission. Greater Manchester has some of the highest rates of mental health problems in England. The NHS North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area, where this project is targeted, is the 6th worst performing in the country out of 209. Have a look at our case study (pdf, 1.5Mb) for more information about project aims, outcomes and challenges.
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Why can’t hospitals grow their own food? In partnership with North Manchester General, and funded by the NHS we are running our Green Minds project to do exactly that.
As well as providing tasty produce, the initiative will give mental health service users the opportunity to take part in a genuinely natural therapeutic activity - gardening.
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Cherelle Blythe, Senior Occupational Therapist, Acacia Unit
The Green Minds Project has successfully worked together with service users whom experience enduring mental health problems 
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