Allotment Summer House



Allotment Summer House

PSYPHER is Hull’s EarlyIntervention Psychosis Service.They work with people aged between 14 and 65, who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis or might be at risk of developing psychosis.

Health Stars funded a summer house to use as a shelter on their allotment in Hull so service users can take shade from the sun and keep dry out of the rain. It would also be used to store some of their tools and planting supplies.

“Our allotment site is completely exposed, so the summer house has provided us shelter from the mid-summer heat and the spontaneous British rain!” said Nathan Turner, Assistant Clinical Psychologist.

“This was our primary reason for wanting to get the summer house and has served us very well in this regard; no more piling into cars when the rains come! But it has also seen some unexpected use beyond this: a client who attends the allotment prefers to do artwork at the sessions.A few of these pieces have been framed and put up on show in the summer house.

“Another client who is a keen gardener also installed some battery powered LED lights to give us some extra light for the gloomier winter days. We also used this space for buffets on our allotment open day and Macmillan Coffee morning.”

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