The last few years have seen a growing interest in the use of plants and animals to support health, well-being, recovery and social inclusion. In the UK, these nature assisted therapies are known as Green Care.
As the system of primary and social care continues to face a combination of budget cuts and increasing demand for services, new models of social prescription are coming on-stream to meet the needs of various groups, including people with learning disabilities, mental ill health and dementia.
Thrive has introduced this dynamic, high-quality and accessible programme of online education to support large numbers of individuals and organisations who would like to begin using, or improve the use of, horticulture for health and well-being.
Our courses are practical and informative and draw on decades of experience of setting up, delivering, monitoring and quality assuring countless Green Care in the UK and internationally, not to mention our 20+ years of partnership with top UK Universities.
Although technology can’t yet replicate the experience of soil under the fingernails, we use films, virtual reality presentations and interactive technologies to immerse learners in an educational experience!