Support us

At Mayfield Garden Centre we rely on the goodwill of our community and supporters for donations, which play a critical role in keeping our much needed services running.

You can also support us by purchasing our plants, volunteering your time or fundraising for us.
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Support us

At Mayfield Garden Centre we rely on the goodwill of our community and supporters for donations, which play a critical role in keeping our much needed services running.

You can also support us by purchasing our plants, volunteering your time or fundraising for us.

Make an online donation:

Make a one off or regular donation on our website.

All donations allow us to keep providing our incredible services so thank you for your support!

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Fundraise for us

Getting together with friends, family and neighbours or taking on a personal challenge is a great way to support Mayfield Garden Centre.

With your support, we can be there for anyone who needs us. So whatever you do to raise money, your amazing donations will help us to continue running our wellbeing services and reaching people in the local community who need us.

Volunteer with us

Volunteering with Mayfield Garden Centre is a great way to make use of your existing skills, and make some new ones, meet new people and gain experience.
Jude Gardner

Mayfield Garden Centre truly values the contribution that our volunteers make to Solent Mind. Without their support we could not deliver mental health services to our local community.

Jude Gardner

Community Development Wellbeing Manager for Mayfield Garden Centre
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Corporate Partnerships

There are lots of ways to get your company involved with Mayfield Garden Centre, through donations, volunteering, or long term partnerships.

Legacy Giving

We’re here to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem has the support they need.

Help shape the future of Mayfield Garden Centre, for those relying on our services and support, your legacy gives them hope for the future.

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Some context for Catherine's Story here:

Catherine's Story

The Mayfield Garden Centre wellbeing programme has helped me by giving me a sense of purpose and routine during the week. I have something to look forward to!

The people who work at Mayfield are so welcoming and I’ve made some great friends along the way, it really cheers me up being able to share a joke or two, I also love working with plants and feel I have learnt so much, for example spending time around nature and greenery really can help you to feel better.

If someone is thinking about signing up to a Programme at Mayfield I would 100% recommend they do it and give it a try – what do you have to lose? Everyone is so friendly and helpful. You’ll be based within Mayfield Park and it’s so peaceful and relaxing. You’ll learn about so many different plants in a friendly and welcoming environment.

The staff at Mayfield Garden Centre are always on hand to help and have supported me by being there when I needed them, whether that be to ask a little question, or if there is something bigger which I’m feeling unsure about.

The team at Mayfield have helped me to believe in myself, the experience has given my confidence a boost, and when I reflect on it, it’s given me hope.

We caught up with Dan, one of our brilliant Horticulturalists. Dan initially started volunteering here at Mayfield after his Bipolar diagnosis, here’s his story:

Dan's Story

When I first started suffering from mental health issues I was a trailer fitter, I’d been in the job for four years, and gradually noticed that things weren’t right, one thing led to another and eventually I lost my job.

Shortly after this I officially got diagnosed as bipolar. I was out of work, feeling lost and looking for something to focus on, my mum told me about Mayfield – so after a while of thinking about it, I came in and checked the place out, it was the best thing I did. I explained to the team that I suffered from mental health issues, and enquired about volunteering opportunities, that was thirteen years ago! I’ve not looked back…

It was a big step to go somewhere new, as I also suffer with anxiety, but I got welcomed into the team immediately, and as soon as I started coming in to Mayfield on a regular basis I was grateful for routine and structure it added to my days, it was a distraction from everything else going on.

Coming to Mayfield regularly to volunteer made me happy, it was great to get on with work and learn something new. I was building on skills I already had and making new friends, it really boosted my confidence. I’ve been at Mayfield for nine years now and when I look back, I realise how much I’ve overcome to get to this point, but it’s good! I’ve gone from volunteering, to peer support (working with other participants, connecting and guiding through lived experience) to a fully-fledged member of staff – I’m now Junior horticulturalist.

It’s been a gradual process, but Mayfield has helped me in a so many ways, it’s enabled me find new coping strategies, allowing me to manage my illness better. There’s no doubt that working here is therapeutic, you’re given work to do, things to focus on, but it’s all done at your pace and there’s so much fun involved too!

I count Mayfield as my ‘safe space’, it feels like my other home. Once you get to know to the place you understand how supportive it is, I feel secure here’

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of people said Mayfield has improved their mental health.
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of people feel their skills have improved as a result of accessing Mayfield's services.
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of our profits are ploughed back into helping people with mental health issues
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