• Grow combines coaching with nature-based projects to promote wellbeing, reduce isolation and develop employability.

  • It works with vulnerable young people, majority facing mental health difficulties, in Sheffield.

  • These young people have often slipped through the net of statutory services and struggling to access much needed support.

  • It offers 4 interlinked programmes: Walk & Talk, employment induction, gardening work based learning and 1-1 transition coaching.

  • It has a 5 year vision to develop multiple regional hubs that deliver transformational nature-based programmes for young people.

  • It has been part of pilot focused on the mental health benefits of green social prescribing.

  • Chimo has funded a new Head of Programming and Impact to help Grow’s growth aspirations


The best conversations occur when young people are working alongside one of our coaches in the garden and are not in an environment that feels too reminiscent of the therapist’s chair.