Who we are

Our story

It was during a period of mental ill health that one of our co-founders discovered the major positive impact that productive and creative activities had upon her recovery. She wanted to provide opportunities for others to benefit in this way, so gathered a small group of supporters and formed Sustaining Life.

So far

Based initially at an allotment in the Welsh Valleys, Sustaining Life has delivered a number of sessions to a variety of people over the years.  These included therapeutic gardening, stained glass art and mutual support groups.  We have also carried out awareness raising and helped other community groups get off the ground.

What next?

 Having spent our first ten years delivering therapeutic projects and providing support from our base in South Wales, Sustaining Life has recently moved to a new home in rural Staffordshire.  We are currently looking forward to the opportunities that this exciting chapter in a new location will bring.