Our Impact

Evaluation Reports from some of our projects

Changing Minds: Mental Well-being Impact Executive Summary


This summary report presents the findings from a Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) that was undertaken on the Changing Minds project delivered by St Mary’s Secret Garden, Hackney.

The Changing Minds project was funded by a grant from Ecominds and the MWIA will form part of the evidence for the evaluation of the project. The main findings are contained in this detailed report:

Please click here to download the St Mary’s Changing Minds MWIA Executive Summary Document (PDF format 838kb)

Mildmay Mission Hospital – the ‘Growing Out’ Project

Mildmay International’s UK hospital is a pioneering charitable HIV hospital with whom we have worked for many years.
We delivered the ‘Growing Out’ project for them, funded by Hackney Giving. The project used horticultural and eco therapies as a tool for rehabilitation and social inclusion for people with H.A.N.D (HIV associated neuro-cognitive disorder) and co-morbidities.

Read our final report An evaluation of the ‘Growing Out’ project at St Mary’s Secret Garden: September 2014 – January 2015 (docx file, 2.1Mb).

Fit2Grow Project

Fit2GrowcookbookThe ‘Fit2Grow’ pilot project in 2015 targeted people with learning disabilities (p.w.l.d.) in Hackney and neighbouring boroughs, and was funded by the Comic Relief Communities fund.

The project aimed to contribute to the local public health priority of tackling obesity and diabetes; as well as reducing social isolation, which is a significant issue for p.w.l.d. and can contribute to obesity.

Please click here to download the Project Evaluation report, March 2016 (PDF format, 587kb).