Lu and Aiden
This two-day course will demonstrate how social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) can help people who have mental health support needs.

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With mental health services across the UK under increased pressure from shrinking budgets, STH programmes can offer a proven, cost-effective alternative to purely medical interventions.

The course provides information, skills, techniques and confidence in using STH to address rehabilitation, recovery, social inclusion, training and employment.

"The course has given me more confidence in my observations at work and given me a lot more tools, examples to draw from and inspiration to keep developing."

This course is suitable for:

Practitioners - including volunteers and allied professionals

What you will learn:

  • How to apply the principles and practice of STH to benefit people who have mental health support needs
  • Insights into the role of a horticultural therapist working with people who have mental health support needs
  • How to begin to design a client centred STH programme
  • The importance of assessment, monitoring, evaluation, horticultural programming and planning for garden projects and for the individuals attending a garden project.


2 days

Included in your fee

All course materials
Course hand-outs

Course fee

  • £295 for individuals, members of charities, voluntary and non-statutory organisations
  • £350 for statutory and non-voluntary organisations

Is this course right for me?

We are here to ensure you book the right course for your needs. If you wish to discuss a course with us, please email us at: training@thrive.org.uk.

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Using social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs

Price: £350.00
(£295 for individuals, voluntary and charitable organisations)
In person (Kings Heath, Birmingham)
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