Gardening Therapy for Bereaved Carers

Gardening Therapy for Bereaved Carers

During Carers Week (8 – 14 June), Damian from our Wellbeing & Bereavement team will be out and about across Birmingham delivering herb and vegetable plants and offering gardening tips and advice to bereaved carers who are enlisted on their programme.

Part of the Healing Garden Project, gardening can be a beneficial therapy, giving the opportunity for physical exercise, whilst spending time outside in the fresh air. It can also help to build self-esteem and rebuild daily routine, things which are often lost when the cared-for person dies.

The Wellbeing & Bereavement team is a consortium of third sector organisations, including Crossroads Caring for Carers, Communities in SyncIdeal for All, Afro Caribbean Centre, KUUMBA Centre and Sandwell Advocacy, working together to support carers to cope with the loss of their loved one by offering practical support and a range of bespoke services.

We have specialist officers who will visit you in your own home or other location to suit your needs, to identify your requirements and signpost you to other agencies if needed. During the pandemic, we are offering the opportunity to receive support over the phone or at a bi-weekly Zoom, ‘Chat Café’ (every other Wednesday at 11am).

To read about the service in full, meet the team or make a referral, visit the webpage.