Tag archive for mental health and well being

Capturing Memories

Capturing Memories

Paul McCann, audio artist, recorded a series of the music and movement and relaxation sessions held at St Barts, as well as recording individual residents memories, thoughts and feelings. The final audios are a fascinating insight into the lives of the residents at St Bart’s…

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Music and Movement

The residents enjoying doing some movement, singing, dancing and relaxing – as well as having a chat over a cuppa!  And when Jill and Georgina joined forces to give residents at St Barts a musical treat whilst relaxing and moving everyone really enjoyed themselves as the…

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Flower Power!

We planted lots of flowers into our planters – choosing a lot of perennials so that they will continue to flourish once our gardeners have returned home and new patients arrive at the unit.  Lavender was the most popular choice due to its beautiful smell,…

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Grow, Grow, Grow!

Our first task was to get the kitchen garden in order  and growing our tasty plants for the season.  Our new gardeners chose a wide range of plants and herbs including strawberries, kale, parsley, tomatoes, potatoes, beetroot and courgettes. We also planted some plant pesticides…

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Bird House Blog

Everyone helped create a beautiful wall mural for the newly developed garden area – putting artistic and creative skills to the test with bird and insect houses, mosaic leaves and rope flowers set against a beautiful tree and hand decorated wooden birds.  Heres’ what our…

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Ellis’ Blog Spot

I liked doing the Mosaic leafs because I liked all the colours and they looked really nice, they look really nice on the wall.  I liked doing the bird box because I like the decorating and painting is my favourite thing to do.  Now that…

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J J’s Blog Spot

I made the big owl I used a mix of colours and it was quite relaxing painting it because all the colourrs I used were relaxing colours. The bird boxes look good because they have been decorated with little animals/insects. I liked taking the photos…

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Gorgeous Garland

We’ve created a garland of beautiful flowers to brighten up our kitchen garden ! Kindly supported by Shop Direct and Community Foundation for Merseyside

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Our Healing Garden

Our young gardeners have been learning all about the healing power of plants and thinking about what they would include in their own magical healing garden – Here’s what they said.. Hello I’m Alexandra. For our healing garden, I wrote about Lavender because I really…

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my mini garden by daisy

My mini garden is something I’ve been doing for a long time. I have made lots of fimo models for it. When I first did it it was very plain and has built up by the weeks. My favourite thing about my garden is the…

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new neighbours

Our beautiful garden feels very complete now that we have new neighbours nesting in …our lettuce patch!! Imagine our surprise when we were tending to our veggies and found a little nest with three little eggs! Then our joy when they hatched ! We are…

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the garden project – daisy’s blog spot

Daisy loves photographing our garden as it is taking shape – so she is recording how we plant so others can learn from our work – for the potatoes we needed to plant them in grow bags with 15cm of soil above and below and…

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the garden project – Are you tyred?

We made a seat, its is made out of a tyre and some wood and rope we wrapped round the rope round and round and then it made an amazing seat:)  I helped drill the wood and glue the rope – it was fun:) blog…

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Award Winning Project Film

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the garden project – plastic fantastic

loving our up cycled birds they are tweetastic ! Kindly supported by Awards for All

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the garden project – sign of the times

Knowing what you can and can’t eat is important in a kitchen garden so our artists developed some funky signs on spoons so newcomers to the garden can easily discover what’s what and what’s not. Kindly supported by Awards for All

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the garden project – take a seat …

We’ve put pallets to great use as vertical gardens along our bricked wall, but our young gardening designers decided to build their own pallet bench following some online research of what can be achieved with a humble pallet – and we are loving the results!…

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the garden project – greenhouse

British weather can be a little bit limiting – although last year we really enjoyed a glorious summer – so here’s hoping for another this year – but just incase we arent so lucky we decided to get a poly carbon greenhouse for our gardeners…

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the garden project – worm city

Our gardeners know the benefits of worms for any gardener because worm worked compost or worm casts are the most nutrient rich natural compost known – so we helped them set up a wormery so we can sustain the project through the creation of our own…

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