Using social and therapeutic horticulture with children and young people

We are delighted that Thrive, which is the UK’s leading charity using horticulture to benefit people touched by disability, will be offering this course from Foxhole Community Garden.

This is a unique chance to take this training in the south west without needing to travel up to Thrive venues in Reading and London.

Since its foundation in 1978 Thrive has championed the benefits of gardening and run therapeutic programmes across the UK.

This course can be used towards Thrive’s Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Programme Development (www.thrive.org.uk/award-in-social-and-therapeutic-horticulture-programme-development.aspx)

Course Details. 

Learn to use therapeutic horticulture for engagement and well-being with children and young people in a variety of different settings. Promote healthy living, self-esteem and confidence through programmes that address individual and group needs.

With an increasing concern for the mental well-being of children, social and therapeutic horticulture can promote healthy living, self-esteem and confidence.

Participants on this course will understand the theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture with children and learn practical approaches to using gardens for engagement and well-being.

Create therapeutic programmes aimed at addressing individual and group needs and explore the use of assessment in social and therapeutic horticulture with children in diverse settings.

“Greater understanding of STH benefits, in depth planning of STH programmes and ideas for practical tasks.”

This course is suitable for:

Health & Social Care professionals and anyone involved with children and young peoples’ health and wellbeing

What you will learn:

  • To understand the theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture with groups of children with additional needs
  • To explore a ‘practice approach’ to using gardens and horticulture as a vehicle for engagement and wellbeing
  • To understand and apply the principles and practices of social and therapeutic horticulture within a variety of applicable settings and to create programmes of STH aimed at addressing groups needs
  • To explore the use of assessment in social and therapeutic horticulture.

Length

Two days

Included in your fee

All course materials. Course hand-outs. A light lunch and refreshments

Cost: £270
Date: 16th and 17th September 2019

Venue: Foxhole Community Garden, Old School Farm, Dartington Estate, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 6EB

• Registration and coffee 9.30am
• 10am start – 4pm finish

To book or further information go to

https://www.thrive.org.uk/get-training/courses-and-workshops/using-social-and-therapeutic-horticulture-with-children-and-young-people

Or call Zoe Jong, Foxhole Garden 07505 805111 or the Thrive Training and Education Team on 0118 988 5688 email: training@thrive.org.uk