The Cart Shed

Transforming Lives


What is the Cart Shed? 

The Cart Shed charity transforms lives.  We work with adults and young people experiencing mental health difficulties or those who have an emotional imbalance in their lives, enabling them to try something new and improve their wellbeing.

Based in north Herefordshire, we use enriching and engaging woodland activities such as woodcraft and coppice craft as well as horticulture to empower individuals to self-manage their mental and physical health in a sustainable way.  Sessions are run by tutors, occupational therapists and mental health practitioners to help participants build confidence, identify barriers to skills development and explore other issues that might be making life challenging.


The Cart Shed offers the opportunity to find friendships, a sense of belonging and a place of calm in a supportive and caring environment. We work with individuals from all backgrounds, lifting labels and minimizing stigma. There are no walls, badged health professionals or waiting rooms...Just the peace of the woodland.


In 2017 the Charity was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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Is it for you? 

Are you feeling low, unmotivated, or tired? Stressed, anxious or sad? Is your health getting you down? Are you feeling lonely or alone? Maybe you are out of work and feel you are losing your confidence? Or perhaps you're worrying about everything getting on top of you and not knowing how to find a way out? Or do you need someone who will just sit and listen?

Come to The Cart Shed; we'll work with you, your GP, Social Worker or employer to arrange having time with us on a weekly basis. You will be supported by our professional team of Occupational Therapists, tutors and volunteers who will help you to address and overcome a wide range of issues that may be preventing you from coping with life.

How do  join a course? 

You can apply to join a course yourself or you can be referred by your GP or support worker. Please click on the link below.

Transport is available from Hereford, Leominster and Kington.