Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) can help to improve both physical health and mental wellbeing. Scaling up the use of STH services in the UK will reduce the burden on our public services.

The information centre has been created to support health and social care professionals, commissioners, social prescribers and service providers in understanding what STH is, how STH can be used to help people and why we urgently need to increase the provision of STH in the UK. Through the links below you will find information about the benefits and evidence for STH, as well as the identified barriers to and approaches needed to significantly increase access to STH services in the UK.

The content has been developed and reviewed by the Therapeutic Horticulture Stakeholder Group.

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