No two days are the same at SAGE, there is lots going on made even more exciting by the broad range of backgrounds our members have.
We operate our gardening project for four sessions a week
We have one singing group at the moment which focusses on Women.
In 2006, we became a Registered Charity and Company Limited by guarantee and we started offering various sorts of creative therapy including arts and crafts, singing, cook and eat sessions, fishing etc. We have an office base connected to Pitsmoor Surgery and are managed by a Trustee Board. We employ several part-time staff and benefit from excellent input by volunteers , student placements and sessional workers.
SAGE was established in 1999 as a small voluntary gardening group set up after a needs assessment commissioned by Pitsmoor surgery. This confirmed a high incidence of mental
health problems in the area and a low uptake of available services. We decided to set up a project that had a non-clinical and non-threatening feel but would still give focused, professional support. The sort of gardening we provide is called Therapeutic Horticulture.