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    Weʼve raised £180 to help fund our local sensory garden and other essential sensory equipment for people living with head injury/neurological conditions.

    North Shields, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 8th August 2018

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    We need help to make our local sensory garden as good as it can be to promote social inclusion, community integration and raise awareness for people living with head injury or neurological conditions in the community.

    Why does sensory stimulation matter?We feel that our latest project “project sensory garden” will promote a big part of that and after much research, we recognise that there are many benefits to be gained from sensory gardens/pods and equipment.

    Advantages of a Sensory Garden

    Research has shown that there are many benefits of sensory gardens. They can be used to help non-responsive individuals feel more connected with their surroundings and bring a sense of relaxation to over-stimulated individuals. There are many benefits for personal development and mental health, within both therapeutic and educational environments.

    It is believed that as sensory gardens are a relatively new concept in therapy – a concept that advocates a highly individualised, patient-centred approach – their therapeutic efficacy is difficult to quantify. But while quantitative research may be limited, the benefits of sensory gardens to the individual are becoming increasingly well recognised by healthcare and educational professionals all over the world.

    Therapeutic Benefits of a Sensory Garden

    Provides a safe, non-threatening environment in which individuals can feel free to explore and express themselves

    Promotes better communication between a service user/student and their therapist/teacher

    Helps individuals with sensory disorders to develop or reactivate their remaining senses

    Stimulates the sensory neurons, helping visitors develop their sense of cause and effect

    Can even assist in the relief and management of physical pain

    Benefits for Mental Health

    Helps individuals get back in touch with nature, nurturing a sense of calm and relaxation

    Can be used as a coping strategy, improving mental, emotional and physical well-being in the long term

    Resolves negative thoughts and feelings, including anxiety and fear

    Minimises counterproductive and harmful behaviours such as aggression and substance abuse

    Heightens awareness (AKA mindfulness), enabling individuals to get the most out of life

    Benefits for Personal Development

    Aids the development of fine and gross motor skills, including hand-eye coordination

    Supports cognitive/intellectual development, including problem solving, memory and language

    Improves the individual’s ability to interact, communicate and share with others

    Increases confidence and helps the individual develop a strong sense of empowerment

    Promotes self-care and resilience

    Benefits for Learning

    Engages students on multiple levels to appeal to all different ‘learning styles’

    Helps individuals digest, understand and retain information more effectively

    Encourages greater involvement in class and one-on-one tutorials

    Heightens focus and concentration

    Promotes creativity

    It is stated that benefits of sensory gardens are recognised across a number of different sectors and establishments, including care homes, psychiatric hospitals, and mainstream and special schools.

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    6

    • Lilys Blooms

      Lilys Blooms

      May 2, 2018

      "Lilys blooms" donating £10 from donations kindly given at the flower arranging taster day help at The Meadow Well Connected. People believing in this project is appreciated greatly. Thank you

      £10.00

    • Maureen Dobson

      Maureen Dobson

      Apr 27, 2018

      This is such a worthy and helpful project. My grandson benefits greatly from sensory stimulation and he finds it really calming. very best of luck.

      £30.00

    • Paul Chirnside

      Paul Chirnside

      Apr 17, 2018

      Hope u teach your target

      £20.00

    • dylan jackson

      dylan jackson

      Apr 16, 2018

      Happy to support an excellent idea and an important cause. Good luck to everyone involved.

      £50.00

    • Colin Jackson

      Colin Jackson

      Apr 13, 2018

      I hope the funds are raised in plenty of time so that this much needed facility is finished and in use from this Summer onwards. Good luck.

      £50.00

    • Wendy Jackson

      Wendy Jackson

      Apr 12, 2018

      I just know this sensory garden will be so helpful for people living with head injury or neurological conditions and it will really bring the community together sharing awareness and understandingx

      £20.00

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    Wendy Jackson

    Wendy Jackson

    North Shields, UK

    Not for profit organisation "Creative minds" provide activities, promote social inclusion and community integration, for people living with head injury and neurological disorders. We are presently working hard to raise funds for "project Sensory Garden" and really need your help

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