Latest update: 14th July 2020
Currently, the Health & Social Care and Gardening Teams are busy helping our existing volunteers safely return to the farm. Therefore, we are not accepting any new volunteer applications or referrals until 1st September 2020. By then, we hope to be operating as normal.
We will continue to review the ever-evolving situation, so please keep an eye on the website as this date may change.
The Health and Social Care Team works with the local community to offer services and activities across a number of areas including volunteer placements, courses, a mental health drop-in and work placements. In the heart of Bedminster, the Farm and its natural surroundings have long acted as a rich resource for therapeutic activity, growth and improved wellbeing for a variety of client groups who access our services.
Our model is a mixture of funding from Bristol City Council, charitable funding, direct payments, self funding or funding from other organisations.
The video below, made by CrissCrossFilms, is about volunteering here at the City Farm.
Our work to improve people’s mental wellbeing revolves around supporting recovery in a community environment. We have a dedicated on-site health and social care team with the skills to offer appropriate levels of support for everyone; and all are treated with respect and valued for their contribution. Please see our programme of services below, as well as those provided by external partners.
Supported volunteering opportunities offer purpose, structure and meaningful work to people to aid recovery and personal development. Sessions run throughout the week.More info
This group provides a weekly meeting place for people coping with mental health challenges. We offer a safe, welcoming space to share in activities and conversations with other members, staff and volunteers.More info
We offer work placements for people who have experienced mental health challenges and want to get back into a work routine.More info
Steps2Work is a fortnightly job club for individuals who have experienced a mental health difficulty and are ready to get back into work.More info
We are running 6 week woodwork courses for people in middle life who identify as having mental health challenges. Ideal for anyone wanting to learn basic woodwork skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.More info
Aged 50+ and want to feel more confident about cooking? Want to meet and eat with people in a fun and friendly environment?More info
A collaborative project between Windmill Hill City Farm and Access Sport that allows people, including those with learning difficulties, to try something new, be active and have fun.More info
Bristol Wellbeing College offers a range of wellbeing sessions free of charge to people receiving support from any of the organisations involved in the delivery of Bristol Mental Health services, along with carers of people receiving support from these services.More info
Bristol Mind’s volunteer advocates provide advocacy to people living in the Bristol community.More info
Weekly AA drop-in sessions for alcoholics and for those with an alcohol problem who have a desire to stop drinking.More info
Weekly NA drop-in sessions are held at the City Farm.More info