Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs (2-day course) Sat 29th & Sun 30th Sept 2018

Course dates: Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th, 2018

Venue: Drumnaph Community Nature Reserve, Maghera, Co.Derry

Registration and Tea / Coffee: 9.30 am

Fee: €175 (the reduced price has been offered thanks to funding from Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network, The Public Health Agency, NI.)

Start: 10am 

Finish: 4pm 

This 2-day course provides information, skills and techniques in using social and therapeutic horticulture when working in the areas of rehabilitation, recovery, social inclusion, training and employment.

Suitable for:

Practitioners - including volunteers and allied professionals

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 working with people who have mental health support needs,
  • 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.

Included in fee:

  • All course materials
  • Course hand-outs
  • A light lunch and refreshments
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