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The Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network will be staging its inaugural conference on 30th April.

Organisers are hoping it will increase awareness among people living and working in Reading of the opportunities to improve health and wellbeing offered by the network’s members, which includes Thrive.

Academic experts and service users will be talking about the benefits of gardening and being in nature to delegates from local authorities, social prescribers, GPs, occupational therapists, housing associations and other social care bodies.

Network Co-ordinator Christina Hughes Nind said, `This is an important opportunity for those looking at how nature-based interventions can be considered alongside other types of therapies for people with long-term health conditions, disabilities, or mental health support needs.’

The event will be hosted at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading from 3pm-6.30pm.

Anyone interested in attending should contact: rgfhwn@gmail.com

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