New report on benefits of gardening and mental health

A new study that reviews the benefits and outcomes of approaches to green care for mental ill-health has been published by Natural England. 

The report further reinforces the benefits of gardening in contributing to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression and suggests that green care interventions can provide an increasingly important and cost-effective way of supporting mental health.services.  This supports the Growing Health's call for the NHS to commission more food growing projects as a way to improve patient and puiblic health outcomes. 

The full report can be read on the Natural England website.


16/02/2016

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