Introducing the Green Hub for teens at Luck’s Yard Clinic
The Green Hub Project for teens is a community project which started when Tone Tellefsen, owner of Luck’s Yard Clinic in Milford, had an opportunity to take on the lease of the secluded and walled garden in the clinic in 2019.
Since then a group of garden volunteer has built a steering group and with committee members have prepared a constitution and all the necessary policies to offer horticultural volunteering groups for teens who are struggling with mental health issues.
The teens will be referred to the Green Hub by their local NHS GPs.
The aim is for the teens to work in small, safe groups where they will learn gardening skills in the outside environment, be physically active and have the opportunity to take some time away from their phones and social media.
The Hub will also be offering life-skills workshops for teens once we are out of lockdown, which is a continuation of the Surrey Teen Summit sessions that Tone and her colleagues have run for the past 6 years.
Our website was built in record time this winter so that we can reach teens and parents whilst in lockdown. It is packed with information, support and resources to support parents and teens who are faced with challenges around mental health.
We are also interested in adult garden volunteers and any tools and donations towards the project would be gratefully received. You can sign up directly on the Green Hub website: www.greenhub.org.uk