We're dedicated to offering safe and nurturing spaces for people experiencing mental health difficulties to build confidence and skills, and to find support and growth through our café, horticultural and craft activities.
Our two projects are based in Manor Garden Centre, Swindon…
We are based in Cheney Manor Swindon, and through the Olive Tree Café and TWIGS Community Gardens, as well as other local partnership projects, we are dedicated to providing the support that people experiencing mental health difficulties need to live their best lives. We also provide them with a voice through our work with local government and voluntary sector partners.
“I wake up on Mondays and know my life is a lot happier and healthier, knowing that I am spending my time giving, and getting back so much. My life would be empty without it!”
“I’ve started to gain confidence and feel better. Attending TWIGS has been a major part of this, to the point that I felt ready to start a small part-time job, and to my astonishmentI got the job on my first try! I dearly love coming to TWIGS and it has been such a wonderful help to me.”
"The environment within Olive Tree Cafe was perfect for our students and the feedback from staff was supportive and encouraging. The team dynamic and bond within Olive Tree was so strong and despite the students being new, they were welcomed in from the get-go."
“...it’s great to see people blossom as they gain confidence to take orders, serve at a table and take on cooking skills. It’s a calm environment and has a lovely outside area for spring and summer, and every now and then a piano player provides a lovely musical backdrop.”
“TWIGS to me is the most beautiful garden in Swindon! Stunning, inspiring and uplifting.”
The Olive Tree Café (based in Manor Garden Centre) offers more than just delicious food and beverages! It’s a hub for social interaction and relaxation. We provide work-related opportunities for our service users in a whole host of different roles and the café is open to the general public as well as organised groups.Olive Tree Cafe
A hidden jewel in Swindon, TWIGS Community Gardens offer beautiful and vibrant spaces for community, contemplation, shared learning and growth. As well as providing welcoming and inclusive environments for people experiencing mental health difficulties, the gardens are open to visitors throughout the year.TWIGS Community Gardens