Suzy’s story

15 March 2022

‘Meet Suzy… A Royal Navy Veteran, Mother, Wife, Daughter, Friend, Student, Mentor and Veterans Outdoors Beneficiary.  Suzy joined us last Summer with the aim of building her confidence and learning to feel grounded. Suzy started with a Project Artemis Wellbeing Day along with other female veterans learning new skills in Photography and Mindfulness from Vicki Gardner. Suzy then signed up for our 10-week Horticultural Course at Dartington Hall where she learnt new outdoor skills and felt safe with her small cohort of male and female beneficiaries and Tutor Jan Hornby. Suzy’s highlights were ‘learning about being in the here and now, meeting people and working together in nature’. When Suzy’s not busy with family life and studying Health & Social Care, she can be found with Denise, Tina and the other wonderful beneficiaries in the walled garden at Pentillie. As you can see in this video from Pentillie, Suzy is doing a great job at building her confidence and stepping out of her comfort zone.’