Sarah’s daughter Holly had recently moved back home after her relationship had broken down. Holly wanted to get fitter and was feeling a little isolated and Sarah was worried about her daughter’s physical and mental health.
Sarah and Holly were in their local library and saw the Connect Well Desk. Holly spoke to the Connect Well social prescribing champion and was shown some ideas of local projects she could get involved in.
Holly had always loved gardening and so asked to be connected to the local community gardening scheme.
Six months on, Holly is a regular volunteer at the scheme and has made new friends because of her time with the project. She feels happier and has lost some weight through her physical efforts working the plots and planting. Holly is actively promoting the benefits of the scheme to other friends and the new people she meets.