Workforce or workfare?

Author:
PARR Hester
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, April 2005, pp.28-31.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Asks if the tradition of therapeutic nature fits in today's social inclusion-oriented mental health service. Draws on recent in-depth ethnographic and interview work in two community gardening projects for people with mental health problems, one in Nottingham (Ecoworks) and one in Glasgow (the Coach House Trust), to explore how historical themes about the curative powers of nature connect with today's debates about recovery, purposeful employment and social inclusion.

Subject terms:
mental health problems, mental health services, rehabilitation, social exclusion, employment, gardening;
Content type:
practice example
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN print:
1474-5186

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