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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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!
Skål!

A BIG thank you to everyone who has registered & helped in spreading the word for our newest course with @ES_GardenDesign 💜Only 20 tickets left!
Such wonderful support 🙏🙏 enabling us to make donations to @VeteransGrowth & @PerennialGRBS #gilliangoodsondesigns #courses https://twitter.com/gilliangoodson/status/1376771108289056768

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in Captain Tom 100 from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s amazing achievements and raise vital funds for us. #CaptainTom100 #teamveteransgrowth
https://youtu.be/3ZVAgjNWvOo

Be part of an unofficial world record attempt, have fun and fundraise for us - all at the same time. Join us for
@superheroincity for #MySuperheroRun this #NationalSuperheroDay and run, walk or scoot 5km on 28th April. Free entry! Sign up now! https://www.mysuperherorun.com/record-attempt-virtual-run

When we say you take part in a course here and are not forgotten about we mean it! You become part of the @VeteransGrowth family. Today one of the veterans from course 1 came back to meet our new horticultural therapist (1 of 3) and is planting and chatting away. #family #support

Starting slow! today was day one of the latest @VeteransGrowth course. With all the formal stuff out the way, this afternoon we allocated veg beds and started to clear and prep them for the course members. This was just one of the many completed today by our veterans.

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