Due to a retirement we are now looking for additional trustees to help us oversee this fantastic charity. As more people are struggling with mental health challenges as a consequence of Covid19 we need to ensure our services continue to provide much needed support to the Greater Reading community.
No experience required other than being a true collaborative team player!
GHTV trustee roles
We are recruiting for a Project Administrator to support our horticultural therapy project in Whitley, Reading. 14 hours a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
GHTV project administrator September 21
We are thrilled to receive funding from the Arnold Clark Community Fund to support our horticultural therapy activities. Thank you 😊
Garden Maintenance volunteer need for our Therapy Garden in Reading.
GHTV is delighted to receive funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. This has enabled us to improve our connectivity and organisational resilience – we have invested in new ICT equipment, improved our our digital presence, and it has allowed us to support our clients during the pandemic.
We are delighted to welcome Nancy to Green Health Thames Valley. Nancy is our new Project Co-ordinator who has a wealth of experience in marketing and communications. Nancy will be running the project with Sara, our Horticultural Therapist and Project Manager at GHTV. A big welcome also to our new Trustee members Tricia, Greg, Ralph and Mike who all bring wonderful new skills and experience to the organisation. Last, but not least, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Selina good luck in her new business venture – Silver Birch Outdoor Learning, where she will be working with children and young adults, teaching them through outdoor activities.
Whilst we have continued to provide remote support to all our clients during the Covid restrictions, it really is so good to be back at the garden with clients. GHTV provides horticultural therapy and community-based support for adults with mental health difficulties. Our aim is to provide a friendly and welcoming place for clients to enjoy the outside and company of others. If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.
We are thrilled to welcome clients back on 1st April. The spring weather is warming up nicely and the gardens are beginning to come to life. Whilst we have continued to support our clients during this difficult period through telephone support, we can’t wait to see you all again in person.
In line with government guidelines, we now have to book clients in, in advance. The sessions will run from 10.00 to 12.00 and 13.30 – 15.30 on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Client or a Volunteer at GHTV, we would be very happy to hear from you.
GHTV is still hard at work providing support to our Clients during this lockdown period.
It has been an unprecedented year, but our staff have continued to work hard behind the scenes, supporting existing Clients and speaking to referrers and prospective Clients. Some have really benefitted from the personal, tailored approach that GHTV has given them. One Client wrote to us to say:
“I wish I could more adequately explain the huge benefit to my life from being taken on as a Client by Green Health Thames Valley. Being involved with this project and the consequent joy, fun and happiness have contributed both to enhanced mental health and boosted my ability to make a difference in other areas of my life”.
We hope to be all back at the garden soon.
The GHTV garden is open for booked in Clients and Volunteers until Thursday 17th December. We will then close for Christmas. We will reopen and be offering telephone support from Tuesday 5th January.
May we wish all our Clients, Volunteers, Supporters and Friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021!
In-line with national restrictions, the Green Health Thames Valley garden is closed to Clients and Volunteers for 4 weeks. We will be continuing to provide support to Clients through booked telephone calls.
Prospective Clients can still be referred or can self-refer. Forms are available to download from this website.