13 Jun 2022

Live Well Growers – Andrew’s Blog

Amy Henderson

We dig, we plant, we weed . . . new member Andrew shares his experience of the Live Well Growers

When I attended my first session of “Live Well Growers”, I was unsure of what to expect and how  it would help me.

At the start of every session we discuss how we are feeling, how our week has been, what tasks we would like to carry out at the session and what cakes we were having on our tea break.

We dig, we plant, we weed, we build, we talk, we rest!

After about four or five sessions, I was gradually getting to know the other people in the group. We talk to each other about our experiences. Each week we talk more openly about our actual “events” and the impact it had on our lives.

The more sessions I attend, the better they get.

I can know see others improving. I can see people bonding and everyone seems comfortable with each other.

We all have different challenges and the support team of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, Botanic Garden staff are amazing in how they use their skills to get the best effort out of everyone. Each session they challenge us to become more confident, they encourage and compliment.

Their positivity is infectious.

Before I joined Live Well growers group, I had a large circle of friends.

I now have an even bigger one.

Thank you all