green therapy

Green therapy is a pilot project to evaluate a model of social prescribing in Stratford upon Avon District, set in the Secret Garden of Lifeways Centre, Stratford which will:

  • Promote mental health and well-being
  • Promote activities that reduce obesity and obesity related long term conditions
  • Address rural and social isolation

The current programme runs from 6th July to 17th August 2018.

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We provided a training event for up to 20 health and social care professionals and/or Age UK Navigators to experience the Garden Gym and Grow Creative activities in order to help to promote the service and provide feedback. You can download the Green Therapy Referral form here.

There will be a network of outdoor activities and run weekly Garden Gym and Grow Creative sessions so that up to 40 people can be referred/be offered opportunities to carry out gardening tasks and do creative activities which provide regular gentle outdoor exercise. The slides from the Training Session are here.

Social prescribing is about linking people up to social or physical activities in their community with a wide range of benefits to improve health and wellbeing, reduce obesity and social isolation.

Social prescribing training

A training session designed for individuals who can refer people to either Garden Gym or Grow Creative. The aims are:

  • To engage key partners in social prescribing 
  • To have a go at some activities
  • To agree ways to make referrals
  • To build a team approach for consistency
  • To develop a model of best practice 

Download the feedback from the training session here.

Grow creative

A programme of eight x 90 minute art classes in the open air for you to get back to nature and get creative. Each week we will try out new art techniques, where you can experiment and explore. Each week you will be able to create and take home what you make. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

Register your interest below or download a referral form here. Places limited.

Garden gym

Join us at the Secret Garden and help to plant and maintain a Forest Garden area, which will be enjoyed by the whole community.  Learn how to propagate herbs that you can take home and plant on your windowsill or in your own garden. All materials and refreshments will be provided over the 8 week programme.

Register your interest below or download a referral form here. Places limited.

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