Sensory Garden for WHAM – Wingecarribee Health Association for Men

Nov 9, 2015 by

SHNB_GE_20151019_003_06.pdfA Veolia Mulwaree Trust grant of $9,178 has assisted the Wingecarribee Health Association for Men (WHAM) to establish a Sensory Garden at Berrima Cottage, located in the Bowral Hospital grounds.

The Sensory Garden will serve as a welcoming, supportive and calming area that can be enjoyed by community members that connect with the Mental Health Recovery Centre. It will be a place that promotes general well being and emotional regulation therapies. The Garden will also serve as a community resource where community members can come to gain skills through guided educational opportunities and to use the green space for their ongoing well being.

“The project has brought together people living with mental illness and the broader community to work on a sensory garden that will enhance the well being and understanding of both groups” Chairman of WHAM, Mr Peter Van Dort stated.

Mr Van Dort added, “the largely disused area has been successfully transformed into an area of beauty – brimming with potential that we look forward to further enhancing in the future.”

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is pleased to assist WHAM in establishing the Sensory Garden at the Mental Health Recovery Centre and looks forward to the garden providing an enjoyable space for users and the wider community for many years to come.