Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs

This 2 day course provides information, skills, techniques and confidence in using social and therapeutic horticulture to address rehabilitation, recovery, social inclusion, training and employment.

'The theoretical knowledge and practical experience I gained have inspired me to broaden my therapeutic approach in my clinical practice”

Suitable for:

Practitioners - including volunteers and allied professionals

What you will learn:

  • To understand and know how to apply the principles and practice of social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people who have mental health support needs
  • To gain an insight into the role of a horticultural therapist working with people who have mental health support needs
  • To begin to design a client centred social and therapeutic horticulture programme
  • To understand the importance of assessment, monitoring, evaluation, horticultural programming and planning for garden projects and for the individuals attending a garden project.


  • Registration and coffee 9.30am
  • 10am start – 4pm finish

Included in fee:

  • All course materials
  • Course hand-outs
  • A light lunch and refreshments



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London - 6th & 7th February 2019
Venue:  Battersea Park, London

This course is now FULLY BOOKED.  Please email if you would like to be added to the course waiting list.

Birmingham - 19th & 20th February 2019
Venue:  Thrive Regional Centre, Kings Heath Park, Birmingham, B14 7TQ

10% discount now available

Only one place remaining

Reading - 20th & 21st March 2019

Venue: Thrive National Office, Beech Hill  near Reading

10% discount 

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