Trust Links is Southend’s charity for wellbeing and mental health support. Through our Growing Together Gardens in Westcliff, Shoeburyness and our new site in Thundersley, we offer therapeutic gardening and other services to help people through difficult times and find a path to recovery. But we also do so much more. Find out about our orchard, our work with schools and young people, how you can get involved and the many events we run through the year.
Please support our Crowdfunding campaign for our community pets at Growing Together Westcliff and Growing Together Shoeburyness. We are trying to raise £2,500 over the next 6 weeks, which will be matched funded £1 for £1 by Comic Relief. We would be very grateful for any pledges, or support you can provide with publicising this campaign.
Why our community pets are so important
We have four guinea pigs at Growing Together Shoeburyness and six chickens at Growing Together Westcliff.
We really see the benefits of animal care and interaction for adults and children that attend our Growing Together therapeutic gardening programmes in South East Essex. Adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities find looking after animals to be relaxing and therapeutic, reducing stress and anxiety.
Please take a minute to watch our campaign video below to see just how important our pets are to members and the local community.
With your help we can:
Growing Together can offer the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, undertake training, gain qualifications and find employment. Carers Breakthrough can support those that care for people with mental health problems in Southend borough through counselling, advice, information and support groups.
If you or someone you care for is experiencing mental health worries, we may be able to help. Contact us on 01702 213134, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call in to the Westcliff site to talk to one of our staff. Or ask your healthcare provider to refer you or them to us.
Carers is a project for any adult carer of somebody experiencing mental health problems. The scheme is open to anybody who is a resident in the borough of Southend-on-Sea.
We have three Growing Together community gardens in south east Essex encouraging socialisation, building confidence, providing education and training and growing communities, whilst transforming empty and overgrown plots of land into beautiful and productive gardens