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Voices from the worlds of healthcare, policy-making and academia will be discussing the role of gardening interventions later this month.

They will be taking part in the Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network’s online conference on Thursday 29 April.

The conference is open to health, social care and education professionals and will look at how gardening and nature-based programmes can help people with long-term health conditions, disabilities and mental health support needs.

The main speakers are Dr William Bird of Intelligent Health, Maya Butler from Natural England and Dr Aileen Ho from Reading University.

There will also be insights from people taking part in the network’s therapeutic gardening programmes, including a Thrive client gardener, about their experiences of the wellbeing benefits provided.

The conference will be chaired by Thrive Ambassador Annabelle Padwick, who runs therapeutic horticulture programmes in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.

Find out how to book a place here.

Annabelle Padwick

Annabelle is a patient adviser, champion and faculty member of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and NHS.

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