As part of ThriveLearn’s progression of courses, a number of paid for CPD courses have been written. These give you a more in depth look at the subject, and an opportunity to engage in a more detailed consideration of STH and Green Care.
The following courses can be accessed as individual courses but also make up the different modules that combine to enable access to the Award in STH programme development. Each individual course has been designed to provide a quality learning experience in relation to the topic matter described.
This course explores the principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH). It looks at the way in which nature, meaningful activity and social interactions come together to support a number of important health outcomes.
This course explores the benefits, principles and practice of goal setting in Green Care and other nature-based interventions. It introduces learners to both holistic approach and more formal approaches to goal setting.
Award in STH Programme Development Modular Programme
This course explores a definition of STH and a number of related terms like ‘Green Care’ and ‘health promotion’.
This course, we will take a look at a number of tools that can assist practitioners to analyse the qualities of activities and choose and adapt suitable activities to meet the needs of client groups.
This course explores the properties of plants and how plants can give rise to therapeutic activities, as well as looking to expand the discussion to include the properties of gardens.
This course explores suitable approaches to assessment for Green Care, some of the activities that are involved in collecting, analysing and sharing information and a few of the outcome measurement tools that assist this process.
Having explored what STH is and some of the mechanisms behind how and why it works, this module examines the ways in which STH can benefit specific groups of clients and individuals within these groups. This section will look at mental ill health.
Having completed all of the required courses, this offers you the chance to complete the assignment to gain the Award in STH Programme Development.
This paid for course, will explore how to put together a programme of horticulture related activities that meet the needs of clients. It will look at the interplay between maintenance needs and therapy needs, explore the factors that influence activity choice and how within different models of STH we can make reasoned choices about what people do.
The course will share evidence and inspirational stories in relation to gardens, nature and health and wellbeing. It will also explore the concept of personal affinity for nature and enable participants to build their own strategy for using gardens and nature for health and wellbeing. Inspiring people to consider how gardening and nature contact can be used like a gym or diet to improve and maintain good health or recover from ill health. The course will explore the barriers to accessing nature and gardens and be solutions focused in finding ways to overcome or go around them.
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