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Therapeutic learning activities with animals, plants, creativity and the countryside for people recovering from mental ill health.


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See what we do at WELLIES…

WELLIES is run by Julie White and Nick Platt, founders of the WELLIES Project and Staffordshire Care Farming Development CIC, a not for profit company.

WELLIES has been running for ten years and as rural business advisors Julie and Nick often help other people to develop care farming enterprises.

“I am so passionate about Wellies, the project has helped me to progress and grow as a person, I no longer sit at home unable to leave the house feeling depressed and anxious. I have learned to socialise with others, learnt new skills. I am the old me that I used to be. I do not know where I would be without this project “

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Our latest news…


At WELLIES HQ, Chapel on the Hill, on 19th July 2019 from 1pm to 4pm. All welcome to come and see what we do and the beautiful setting we do it in. Light refreshments and stalls selling WELLIES' wares available

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Ceramic Course May 2019

In May this year, WELLIES participants enjoyed a Ceramics Course. Watch this video to see what they made and what they enjoyed about the course. https://vimeo.com/341316865

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Help us Build a Therapeutic Garden

We have just launched a CrowdFunder campaign to improve the outdoor space at WELLIES and need your help! The Project plan is to approach a landscape/garden designer and task them with creating a tranquil yet useable area that will be suitable for practical activities...

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