Therapeutic Horticulture - Growing Out

Growing Out is a therapeutic gardening programme run from Thrive’s gardens in Battersea Park for adults experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and isolation, or who are recovering from mental ill-health. The activities focus on gardening as a stepping stone to improving health and wellbeing, interacting with others, increasing confidence, trust and motivation, learning new skills and becoming more active in the community. Participants attend a weekly programme for 12-18 months, with the option to complete the Level 1 City & Guilds in Practical Horticulture Skills during their placement.

Service statistics
Usually replies in 16 days
50% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: age over 18
Outdoor activities
Mental health support
Connecting with nature
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Managing a long-term health condition
Mental health
Services for older people
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: gardening, therapeutic, nature, outdoors, mental health, wellbeing
Who can refer: Professional referrals only