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Community Information to offer help and support to our patients within the area. Posted on 5 Jul 2022

Using Gardening to Change Lives:

We know that gardening can bring

profound change, from

improvements in physical or

psychological health to adjustments

in beliefs, attitudes or behaviours to

the transformation of skills,

knowledge and abilities.

Thrive uses an approach called Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH), where trained Practitioners

work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, outcomes

include:

• Better physical health and mobility through exercise

• Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement

• The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion

• Acquiring new skills to improve the chances of finding employment

• Just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and in the 'great outdoors'

Come and see for yourself on our Garden Tour for referrers, partners and stakeholders in our beautiful

Thrive Gardens in Kings Heath park.

We will show you round our amazing gardens, give you an overview of

your programs, see how we adapt our activities to ensure all client

gardeners experience meaningful activity and how STH improves well

being. Take time out and experience for yourself the benefits of this

special place and Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.

Monday 11th July

Two sessions:

1pm to 2pm or 3pm to 4pm

Light refreshments

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy shoes

Please e mail to book your place on one of the sessions and I look

forward you welcoming you into our beautiful Thrive gardens.

Sarah Bowers

Regional Development Manager

0758 595 4031

Sarah.bowers@thrive.org.uk