Squeaky Gate

One in Six Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The garden’s design was created by a group of young adults with mental health problems in a series of weekly workshops. Their innovative design was awarded a space at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower show and they will go on to grow, manage, build and bring their design to life in a very public way.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 3:45 PM, 19 December 2014 to 3:45 PM, 19 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1138283)

Amount raised

£220

Donations

5

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Mental ill health is so common that at any one time around one in six people of working age in the UK have a mental health problem, most often anxiety or depression. The One in Six Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show brings mental health into a very public domain to raise awareness, reduce stigma and encourage the public to consider their own mental health and tips for wellbeing.

Solution

The on-going design, garden-building and growing of plants will be undertaken by individuals experiencing mental health problems through a series of weekly workshops that will also offer accredited learning. Through this approach Squeaky Gate again demonstrates that mental health problems are no obstacle to achievement at the highest levels.