GAP Project: Claire Meyer, director of Meyers Estate Agents, has been recognised with a Sustainability Award presented by Successful Women in Business South West, for her role in setting up the GAP Project in Dorchester in association with mental health charity Dorset Mind.
Claire who founded the home-based estate agency, Meyers Franchising with husband Mark, was inspired to develop the community eco-project to help those suffering with mental health issues as the result of lived experience within their family.
She explains: “Spending time in green spaces or bringing nature into everyday life can benefit both mental and physical wellbeing. The GAP Project offers outdoor opportunities to grow and tend four allotment plots and the GAP Project’s trained staff and volunteers provide practical support to those referred to the project with mental health problems. The aim is to improve the quality of life and support our participants, both young and old, to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience while connecting with nature and other people. There is something for everyone.”
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