Gardens will provide care and relaxation

Revamped outdoor plot unveiled

A new rest facility for mental health service users has opened at Brunswick Gardens in Douglas.

The outdoor plot has been developed over the last few years as a therapeutic project - part of the Department of Health and Social Care's so-called 'Next Step' training programme.

Once a derelict site, it now includes a vegetable patch, pond, wildlife area, and  even beehives producing award-winning honey.

There's also a fully furnished indoor room.

The work has been heavily funded by the Ballamona Association for Mental Health.

Hazel Hannan is the organisation's vice chair:

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