Mr Brown is a professional grounds-man and gardener who has fallen on hard times and been off work for five years due to mental health issues.
He was referred to us by the Oban Community Mental Health Occupational Therapist. Mr Brown likes to work alone and is quite nervous around groups of people. We set a ten week programme for him of gardening and grounds work with support from our Dunollie Links Officer and our Gardens Developer.
Mr Brown worked happily for two full days each week for ten weeks. He had a particular interest in trees and did some fantastic research into some of our more unusual trees while he was here.