Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems


Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery.

The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity to develop their skills for further training or employment. The placement aims to develop trainees' skills in bread-making as well as fortify their employability for potential future employers.


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Federal Programs Related to - Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs or who suffer from acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances or are having problems coping with daily living.

Federal Programs Related to - Sustainable Agriculture

Programs that operate or provide information and services related to the development of an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term, satisfy human food and fiber needs, enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends, make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate natural, biological cycles and controls, sustain the economic viability of farm operations, enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole. Alternative Farming; Biodynamic Agriculture; CSA; Community Supported Agriculture Program; Ecofarming; Ecologically Sound Farming; Environmentally Sound Farming; Natural Foods; Organic Farming Programs; Organic Foods; Organic Gardening Assistance; Regenerative Agriculture; Sustainable Farming

Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Programs that provide information and services that endeavor to improve food resources and to ensure that the basic nutritional needs of the community are met.


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