It brings together leading organisations and professionals in this field with representation from Natural England, NASP, NHSE, academics, health care professionals, Thrive, Trellis and other organisations who support the provision of social and therapeutic horticulture. The Group is currently chaired and convened by Thrive with support from Natural England.
The current work programme of the THSG includes:
Modelling of STH provision to the 5-levels of mental health
The Therapeutic Horticulture Stakeholder Group aims to provide much needed clarity about how gardening can be used across a range of mental health needs, to assist health and social care professionals when assessing whether a gardening activity is suitable to meet the needs of the person they are working with, and providers to identify the level of need that they are able to support.
We have produced this document for consultation and would really value your feedback on the paper and thoughts on how we can disseminate it.
We have defined 5 types of gardening for mental health and have explored how these activities can be differentiated in terms of:
Please use this feedback form so that we can easily collate responses. The consultation will close at 10am on Monday 27th November 2023.