Gardening as a therapeutic intervention in mental health

PAGE Mathew
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 11.11.08, 2008, pp.28-30.
Nursing Times

This article describes why on low-secure unit chose to initiative a horticultural therapy project and organise it as a 'workers cooperative'. The therapeutic benefits of gardening are explored, particularly focusing on the social benefits. This article also discusses the issues of hope, which is an intrinsic requirement in gardening.

Subject terms:
secure hospitals, severe mental health problems, therapeutic horticulture, therapies, therapy and treatment, gardening;
Content type:
practice example
United Kingdom
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