We asked Julie and her Dad to give us some feedback on their experience of coming along to The Red Shed Project and this is what they said……
The Red Shed from my perspective and also from my dad, Roger, is that it’s a sanctuary.
The Red Shed is somewhere we both know we can go to have some ‘time out’ in a safe, happy, friendly environment. It gives dad time to be useful, do something positive and use up some of his negative energy. Somewhere to feel like you are making a real contribution with the benefit of talking to other like minded people. If you enjoy being outside, any amount of gardening, being a little bit physical then this safe haven will help nurture and nourish you and make you smile when you feel only tears and frustration.
From my point of view, I can let off steam, talk, find out really useful information, just lose myself and then share my experiences in a safe environment if I want to. It actually saves my sanity and restores calm to my turmoil. To say we love it is an understatement. Su and her volunteers are truly angels and the other members are amazing and lovely to be with. We actually need more places like The Red Shed so all those people who need help can gain so much from all the health and mental health benefits this activity offers.