Ploughing the Mind

Join our FREE 12 WEEK Course

Boost Confidence! DE-Stress! Feel Positive! Find Direction!

Sol Haven are delighted to launch our new wellbeing course thanks to the support of the National Lottery Community Fund .

The ‘Ploughing the mind’ 12 week course has been carefully designed to help people struggling with their mental health to reconnect with community, themselves and make new friends.

Activities within the course include nature and horticultural therapy, mental health education, movement mediation, drumming and cooking. A mixture of activities combined to provide support, outlets for expression and the ability to learn new skills. 

 Following the completion of the programme we will look to continue to support people in a wider programme. One that will continue to help them to overcome the barriers to both engaging socially with others and finding work.

 Working towards a full time offering of support of horticultural therapy, mental health support and wellness programmes.

12-week programme outline

Nature Therapy

Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health problems including anxiety and depression. For example, research into ecotherapy (a type of formal treatment which involves doing activities outside in nature) has shown it can help with mild to moderate depression. This might be due to combining regular physical activity and social contact with being outside in nature. 

Mental Health Education

We encourage all those who visit Sol Haven , to express their thoughts using a variety of creative techniques.

Exploring the following topics

  1. Personal wellbeing 
  2.  Mind Awareness 
  3. . Life skills for Mastering the Mind 
  4.  Exploring your emotional connection to your self & others
  5.  How to quieten the mind 

Wellbeing Techniques

Movement Meditation

Nurtures your natural ability to relax, revitalize and rejuvenate, cultivating a stress-free life and harmonising your whole being to be healthier and happier.


Drumming can have positive effects on your health and may help with many conditions. Creating a sense of connectedness


  • Learn food preparation,  and basic kitchen hygiene.
  • Enjoy a healthy food relationship with yourself.
  • Gain more confidence to create delicious dishes.
  • Learn the basics and skills to eat a balanced plant-based diet.

The session are available twice a week and cater for a maximin of 6 people. 

1-2-1 support is available on request during the during the morning sessions.

The program is structured with two reviews of the attendees progress, one midterm and one on completion.

There will be given a certificate to show the completion of the programme.

 There are additional health and wellbeing sessions also available  to further your development. We will look to continue to support our participants to work towards training and employment as appropriate.

Available sessions


  • Am 10:30 – 12:30 
  • Pm 14:30 – 16:30 


  • Am 10:30 – 12:30 
  • Pm 14:30 – 16:30 

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