Gardening has numerous benefits, not least being great for your mental wellbeing. Developing a connection to local and global communities, feeling closer to nature, getting your hands dirty and watching things grow are just a few of the ways gardening can make you feel good. Not only that, it has been researched and evidenced as one of the best ways to look after your mental health. We include sessions on resilience and reflective practice, combined with practical gardening skills whilst spending time in the fresh air.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop practical skills as well as life skills such as organisation and working in groups
  • Learn protective coping strategies to manage distress
  • Engage in reflective practice as a group and individually

Course structure

Weekly sessions for up to 6 weeks

Aimed at

Anyone with mental health challenges. Supporters and carers are also welcome to apply.