Hot off the press! A new report commissioned by Natural England and produced for them by Mind and The University of Essex seeks to explore efficacy of nature based interventions for mental health. With the prescription of antidepressants at record …Read More
Side effects may include getting off your ass.
This story from the BBC is music to our ears. Some years ago now Kris ran and allotment gardening programme for Time to Change. The premise being that being outdoors, doing some exercise, being part of a team and eating …Read More
Here’s an interesting article from Thrive’s Growth Point magazine. I have been professionally involved with the world of CBT and IAPT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), and I know the effectiveness of this approach. However I …Read More
I just caught up with the latest episode of what is turning out to be a smashing series. The icing on the cake for me was the comments from the team at the end. I’ve gained much more confidence over …Read More
Researchers in Japan have examined the effects of growing plants on a group of women experiencing PTSD after a recent (2011) earthquake in Japan. These results demonstrate that the growing of plants restore people with PTSD reactions to good condition. …Read More
This Recent article from GP online confirms what we know. Gardening is good for you, especially as part of a team, like the one at SoH. ‘I have at least three patients whose families have come to me and said it’s made …Read More
There are a number of things central to SoH, and intrinsic to gardening, that produce the good effects (outcomes)that we expect: Being in nature Being outdoors Physical Exercise Being with others Achieving common goals Eating seasonal produce Growing and nurturing …Read More