Training

Training course

With nearly 40 years' experience, Thrive are experts at training individuals and organisations to use social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) to help others.

We have a wide range of opportunities available, from introductory workshops to accredited qualifications that we deliver in partnership with Coventry University, and are confident that we can help find the best possible course, or combination of courses, for you.

For a list of current courses and workshops and for online bookings, please follow the links at the bottom of this page.

To ensure you get the most from our training programme, or for careers advice, call 0118 988 5688 or email training@thrive.org.uk and speak to a friendly member of our team today.

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CPD and Networking Event

Join experts and fellow Social and Therapeutic Horticulture professionals for our biannual CPD and networking event at Thrive's National Office and Trunkwell Gardens near Reading



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Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture workshops

Learn about the benefits of gardening for physical health and emotional well-being.



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Demonstrate your Impact-Outcome Measurements and Quality Standards

Learn about the use of outcome measurements and quality standards. Monitoring progress effectively and demonstrate the value of the service you provide to other stakeholders including funders.  



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Setting up a Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Project
For professional and managers who wish to share the health benefits of therapeutic gardening with others by setting up a social and therapeutic horticultural project

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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with learning disabilities
Provides information, skills, techniques and confidence in using social and therapeutic horticulture to address healthy living, occupational deficiency and transition pathways for people with learning disabilities.

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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs
This 2 day course will demonstrate how social and therapeutic horticulture can help people who have mental health support needs. Find out how to use the discipline to help clients with their rehabilitation, recovery, social inclusion, training and employment.

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A Therapeutic Approach to Gardening in Schools with Children and Young People with SEND
This course provides information, skills and practical techniques that enable you to match horticultural activities to the national curriculum and develop an extracurricular therapeutic programme.

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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture with Children and Young People
Learn to use therapeutic horticulture for engagement and well-being with children and young people in a variety of different settings. Promote healthy living, self-esteem and confidence through programmes that address individual and group needs.

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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to help older people with specific support needs
This two day course will give you the knowledge to use STH to improve older people's quality of life. Rehabilitation and recovery are a focus, as is how to work with people who have early-stage dementia, helping stroke survivors and those living with heart disease.

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Understanding Disability in Garden Design
This one-day course disseminates key messages from the fields of STH and Green Care in how to create actively therapeutic green spaces for disability groups.

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Gardening skills for health and social care professionals

This course will help health and social cares learn and refine some of the essential techniques of horticultural practice with disabled and vulnerable people. Help the people you support to make the most of indoor and outdoor green space by learning to adapt horticultural tasks to meet their needs.



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AWARD Access Course
For Occupational Therapists or any Health and Social Care professionals who support diverse client groups, Thrive offer a dedicated two-day Award access course. This course explores the use of therapeutic horticulture with clients with a wide range of support needs.

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