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EyUp! awarded £300 to help a Kirklees allotment project flourish and grow to help service users focus on their recovery.

The North Kirklees early intervention in psychosis team successfully launched the allotment project a few years ago. Since then it has been offering a safe space for service users, their families and carers, friends and staff to enjoy gardening and socialise, which is an important part of supporting people on their recovery journey.

The group are developing their skills and learning how to grow and nourish different plants. Once they have grown their fruit and vegetables, they take them home and have been learning how to cook using them to make healthy meals.

Habib Dadhiwala, North Kirklees insight team said “It is fantastic to see this project is evolve each year. Just one success story is how we have supported a service user who attended our weekly sessions for three years throughout his recovery, he has shown so much passion to take this group further not only for himself but others too. He is now a fully fledged volunteer with our Trust. It is recovery stories like this which show the impact projects like this have on people, supporting them to live well in their communities.”