Ali Richards

ArtCare / Team

Qualified nurse, trained gardener, and lover of all things creative – the messier the better! Alison’s 20 year career working as a registered nurse has given her a clear understanding of the pressures that are faced daily within the NHS. She is passionate about the benefits of creative activity and time in nature to support good mental and physical health. She is keen to use her nursing experience and creativity to support others to explore creative practice in order to enhance wellbeing.

Training: BA Adult Nursing with hons; City and Guilds ILM level 3 award in leadership and management; Person centred coaching; Working for Gardeners Association’s ‘Work and retrain as a gardener scheme’ (WRAGS)

Outside of work Alison lives with her family and pets. She loves getting her hands dirty and is never happier than when she is baking, working in her garden or out walking through the countryside. She loves making things and most recently has been designing and screen-printing her own fabrics.