Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture for Mental Wellbeing
This two-day Thrive accredited online course will provide an introduction into how social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) can be used to improve mental well-being.
What you will learn:
• To understand and know how to apply the principles and practice of social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people who have mental health support needs,
• To gain an insight into the role of a horticultural therapist,
• To understand how the recovery model to mental ill-health can be put into practice using horticulture and gardening activities,
• To begin to design a client-centred social and therapeutic horticulture programme,
• To understand the importance of assessment, monitoring, evaluation, horticultural programming and planning for garden projects and for the individuals attending a garden project
10am-3pm Saturday 15th May
10am-3pm Sunday 16th May.
A little more about our lecturer:
Caitriona Kelly, a native of inner-city Dublin, is currently based in Co Leitrim. She holds a BA in Natural Science, a HDip in Community and Youth Work and an MA in Education. She has worked as a community worker, adult education tutor, part-time lecturer, and activist in both Ireland and Spain.
She has a wealth of experience working with diverse groups including Travellers, asylum seekers, women's groups, Gypsies and disabled adults. Caitriona is also a trained horticultural therapist, combining her love of working with people with that of plants and Nature, in the delivery of therapeutic horticultural programmes in prisons, direct provision centres and day care centres. She also delivers Thrive-accredited training courses in social and therapeutic horticulture nationwide.
Tags: Therapeutic Horticulture