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Growing Space is a registered mental health charity founded in 1992

Specialising in supporting individuals with mental ill health, autism or a learning disability to build confidence, develop social skills and improve their quality of life through the provision of therapeutic training, vocational skills, creativity and work experience.

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For many of our participants, engagement is one of many steps towards voluntary work, sustainable job opportunities, or further education

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Humble Beginnings

Our journey began in Newport ...

& we now operate across:

Gwent

Gwent

Gwent

Cardiff

Gwent

The Vale

Growing Space provides a network of support projects across our sites, to develop the skills and knowledge of our participants, whether that be personal development, vocational or employability.

Our accredited and non-accredited opportunities include experiencing and interacting with nature, horticulture, woodwork, social enterprise, personal development and life skills, well-being, digital and creative arts, technology, employability skills and information technology.

For many of our participants, engagement is one of many steps towards voluntary work, sustainable job opportunities, or further education.

Helping People Grow

Helping People

Grow

The video below was produced by Kate Broadhurst as part of her graduation project. Kate is an artist and animator, living and working in South Wales.

Kate graduated in 2011 with a first class degree in Animation from Newport University and has since been exploring various approaches to her work, with involvement in a number of community arts programmes and personal projects.

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30+ Years of Experience

Making a difference

As an organisation, with 30 years of experience, Growing Space recognises that social exclusion is often experienced by people with mental ill health. Growing Space therefore really makes a difference in getting people back into society, reducing social isolation and loneliness, and combating the stigma associated with mental ill health, autism or a learning disability by concentrating upon each participant’s ability and not inability.

Growing Space has supported many participants through their process of change, where they have opportunities to form new friendships, some having significantly repaired former poor relationships with families and friends.

Growing Space encourages participants to see themselves in a positive and constructive light, and helps to maximise their unlimited potential with so many examples of how self-esteem and self-worth has increased through involvement with the projects.

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