Growing people and plants

Growing People

We provide training, qualifications and work experience for people with mental health issues with the aim of improving their health and well-being and to assist them in moving forward towards employment and/or work related activity.

Our training provides our participants with social skills, building confidence, communication skills, time keeping and team working, we also offer workshops in Manual Handling, Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety at Work.

Referrals are welcome from people resident in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire who meet the Councils’ criteria.  People living in Aberdeenshire can ask their social worker or their local Community Mental Health Team to refer them.  People living in Aberdeen City can ask their CPN, Social Worker, G.P., Jobcentre Plus Advisor or Support Worker from any relevant organisation.  Self-referrals are accepted if a professional is willing to provide the accompanying reference.

What happens next?

Telephone us to arrange a visit to site (we can assist with transport).  A referral can be made for acceptance by either the City or Shire Council at this point or following the introductory visit.  Start dates are confirmed after we have received acceptance from the relevant Council.   Most people are encouraged initially to attend 2 days per week.   We operate a 13 week trial period with regular reviews to ensure the placement is successful.

Participants start their day at 9.30 am and finish around 4.30pm with the usual tea/lunch breaks.  Tea and coffee is provided but a packed lunch is required.  We have kitchen facilities with a microwave and fridge.

There is a pick-up and drop off point on Leggart Terrace, Bridge of Dee for those who do not have transport