What we're about

MindFood is an Ealing community group that supports people with depression, anxiety and stress to improve their wellbeing through gardening and horticulture. We run our courses from two sites in Ealing, Cleveley Crescent near Hanger Lane tube station and Horsenden Hill near Perivale tube station.

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 2 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 use tips and techniques to improve your wellbeing.

It's very relaxed and informal so people don't need to worry about sitting in a circle sharing their feelings (- a concern for many!).

It's just 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

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Free 'Mindfulness in Nature' session

Horsenden Farm Moorings

If you find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, then treating yourself to an hour in ‘now’ could be just what you need. MindFood are offering free 60 minute sessions to explore different ways to be Mindful in Nature - with guided meditations, mindful walks, nature-based creativity and gentle gardening. Ideal if you’re looking to tackle stress, depression or anxiety in a natural way - or simply want to try a new approach to nurturing your wellbeing. An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting to our senses in the present moment. We passionately believe that spending time in nature is the perfect place to practice mindfulness, noticing the smells, sounds, tastes and textures of the natural environment. Mindfulness is also recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent and treat depression and anxiety. MindFood's new twice weekly sessions are a space where you can come to practice mindfulness in nature with other like minded people. - The sessions will run for 60 to 90 minutes on Thursday mornings at Horsenden Hill in Ealing (UB6 7PB) - Each session will have a different mindful focus such as mindful walks, gardening, drawing and photography. - Participants are welcome to join these sessions regularly or as and when you need a mindfulness fix. To register your interest or for further questions please email [masked] or visit www.mindfood.org.uk to find out more about our courses. Please note you will have to complete a short health and safety application form before we can confirm your place. These sessions are kindly funded through the support of the Near Neighbours fund.

Saturday food and wellbeing volunteer session

Horsenden Farm Moorings

Enjoy spending time in nature? Interested in helping a local food growing community group? Want some time to get away from stresses of modern life? This Saturday session could be for you.... MindFood run free courses during the working week aimed at supporting people who are experiencing stress, anxiety or a low mood to improve their wellbeing. ​ The 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 proactively manage our wellbeing. Lots of people tell us that they would love to get involved with growing food at MindFood but can't get to our sessions during the week due to work or other commitments So this new monthly Saturday session from 10:00 - 12:30 is for you! You don't need any previous gardening experience just a willingness to get your hands dirty and help us improve the growing site. To register your interest or for further questions please email [masked] or visit www.mindfood.org.uk to find out more about MindFood.

Free 'Mindfulness in Nature' session

Horsenden Farm Moorings

If you find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, then treating yourself to an hour in ‘now’ could be just what you need. MindFood are offering free 60 minute sessions to explore different ways to be Mindful in Nature - with guided meditations, mindful walks, nature-based creativity and gentle gardening. Ideal if you’re looking to tackle stress, depression or anxiety in a natural way - or simply want to try a new approach to nurturing your wellbeing. An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting to our senses in the present moment. We passionately believe that spending time in nature is the perfect place to practice mindfulness, noticing the smells, sounds, tastes and textures of the natural environment. Mindfulness is also recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent and treat depression and anxiety. MindFood's new twice weekly sessions are a space where you can come to practice mindfulness in nature with other like minded people. - The sessions will run for 60 to 90 minutes on Thursday mornings at Horsenden Hill in Ealing (UB6 7PB) - Each session will have a different mindful focus such as mindful walks, gardening, drawing and photography. - Participants are welcome to join these sessions regularly or as and when you need a mindfulness fix. To register your interest or for further questions please email [masked] or visit www.mindfood.org.uk to find out more about our courses. Please note you will have to complete a short health and safety application form before we can confirm your place. These sessions are kindly funded through the support of the Near Neighbours fund.

Free 'Mindfulness in Nature' session

Horsenden Farm Moorings

If you find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, then treating yourself to an hour in ‘now’ could be just what you need. MindFood are offering free 60 minute sessions to explore different ways to be Mindful in Nature - with guided meditations, mindful walks, nature-based creativity and gentle gardening. Ideal if you’re looking to tackle stress, depression or anxiety in a natural way - or simply want to try a new approach to nurturing your wellbeing. An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting to our senses in the present moment. We passionately believe that spending time in nature is the perfect place to practice mindfulness, noticing the smells, sounds, tastes and textures of the natural environment. Mindfulness is also recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent and treat depression and anxiety. MindFood's new twice weekly sessions are a space where you can come to practice mindfulness in nature with other like minded people. - The sessions will run for 60 to 90 minutes on Thursday mornings at Horsenden Hill in Ealing (UB6 7PB) - Each session will have a different mindful focus such as mindful walks, gardening, drawing and photography. - Participants are welcome to join these sessions regularly or as and when you need a mindfulness fix. To register your interest or for further questions please email [masked] or visit www.mindfood.org.uk to find out more about our courses. Please note you will have to complete a short health and safety application form before we can confirm your place. These sessions are kindly funded through the support of the Near Neighbours fund.

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Free 'Mindfulness in Nature' session

Horsenden Farm Moorings

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