The benefits of horticulture for mental health

The mission is to provide horticultural therapy to veterans facing mental health issues. The physical and mental health benefits of horticulture have been widely reported. Participants will gain confidence, knowledge and experience and some will go on to find work experience and employment within the industry. The aim of the charity is to provide support and a place on the programme to every veteran in the UK who wants to attend and/or is unable to access help through other channels. If one life is saved as a result of contact with the charity we will call it a success. Any amount of investment will be justified if we can prevent just one suicide, because we believe you cannot put a price on a life.

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Serving on operations with @RoyalAirForce some experiences caught up with me. The #mentalhealth #support #network helped me, so I want to help others too. Our #community #allotment allows people access to #greenspace to promote #wellness. @JohnnyMercerUK @VeteransGrowth

We have an exciting opportunity for a 12 month fixed term maternity cover for a clinical nurse specialist! And a permanent band 6 mental health practitioner with the Surrey, Sussex and Kent Op Courage @withoutstigma http://jobs.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/job/v3060557

Good luck to all the businesses with today’s reopening, small independent shops we know it’s been hard but you have to smash it now. Good luck to you all!! Shop local and support your local trader.

I've #justsponsored Dee Black, who's fundraising for Veterans' Growth on @JustGiving. Donate now https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/deeblack-3peakschallenge?experiments=b2c_048_show_hide_fitness_data%2Cb2c_054_show_hide_fitness_totaliser%2Cb2c_059_donate_to_yourself_v3&isMobile=true&successType=StaticDonateButtonClick?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socpledgemobile&utm_content=deeblack-3peakschallenge?experiments=b2c_048_show_hide_fitness_data%2Cb2c_054_show_hide_fitness_totaliser%2Cb2c_059_donate_to_yourself_v3&isMobile=true&successType=StaticDonateButtonClick&utm_campaign=post-pledge-mobile&utm_term=pjpkKEnp7

Please don't forget our #competition ends tomorrow! Please send your designs to fundraising@veteransgrowth.org @eric_ernie_pigs are really looking forward to seeing their new plaque! #design #rescuepigs

Today we started our training for the @LondonMarathon 3 secs on our first park run is a start right!? On a serious note 21km done today on a wet windy day. @keep__attacking @SussexAFN @SussexAFC @hsofes

ICYMI
Grab a dram/tea/coffee etc and join the @MackmyraUK and I in the pub.
We chat about how I got into whisky, @VeteransGrowth , and #WomenInWhisky
(And I don't think I used the F-word at all!!) https://twitter.com/MackmyraUK/status/1380566019643568129

Make sure to join us live tomorrow evening at The Mackmyra Inn as we are joined by @CEVokins.

Claire is a Freelance whisky blogger and owner of the site http://woodforwhisky.com.

We are very excited to welcome Claire to the Inn. Make sure to join us live!
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