Growing Wellbeing

About MindFood CIO

MindFood is an Ealing-based charity that supports people with depression, anxiety and stress to improve their wellbeing through gardening, mindfulness and horticulture.

We run our courses from two beautiful green sites in Ealing; Cleveley Crescent near Hanger Lane tube station, and Horsenden Hill near Perivale tube station. 

Courses are designed to be a fun balance of learning how to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables, whilst becoming more mindful of ways to improve our wellbeing.

Growing Wellbeing course

Growing Wellbeing 6 week course
Tuesday or Friday afternoons 

Our free 6-session 'Growing Wellbeing' course helps people to tackle stress, anxiety and depression in a natural way, by offering free food-growing courses at two sites in Ealing: our allotments near Hanger Lane tube on Friday afternoons, and at Horsenden Hill Farm on Tuesday afternoons.

The ‘Growing Wellbeing’ course is a fun balance of learning how to grow food, and how to put to practical use tips and techniques to improve your wellbeing.

It's very relaxed and informal, so don't worry about sitting in a circle sharing their feelings - a concern for many! 

It's about helping to create a veg garden that's a world away from the pressures of city life.

As well as learning lots about gardening, participants will be introduced to the following wellbeing themes:

  • Wk 1 - Wellbeing 5-a-day
  • Wk 2 - Mindfulness
  • Wk 3 - Wellbeing Planning
  • Wk 4 - Brain Food
  • Wk 5 - The Mind as an Ecosystem
  • Wk 6 - Free group visit to Kew Gardens


Service access criteria: Mild/moderate mental health illness only
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 1
Key words - separate with a comma: Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Nature