Open day invitation by mental health group

A community group in Daventry which helps to support those with mental health problems and anxiety are holding an open day next week.

Green Health Daventry are opening the doors to their community gardens.

The group is inviting residents to share vegetables, salads, herbs spices and fruit from its summer harvest.

The freshly picked ingredients will make tasty meals cooked outdoors for those attending on Saturday, September 7.

Entertainment, a large crop of flowers, plants to purchase and home made cakes will also be on offer on the day.

The event runs from 12pm until 4pm at the Daventry Country Park Community Gardens.

The Green Health Project is a partnership between Daventry District Council and Green Health Daventry - a local community group which is supported by the UK’s leading mental health charity Rethink Mental illness.

Statistics show that one in four people in the UK are affected by mental illness and gardening and outdoor activities can often be used as a form of therapy.

The horticultural and environmental work the group facilitate in Daventry helps those suffering with mental health problems in the area.

The community gardens are located opposite the A425 from the Daventry Country Park.