Gardening for mental health

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Gardening has a long and honourable link with both spirituality and healing. It can be a truly therapeutic activity which contributes to mental and physical wellbeing – it is no coincidence gardens, whether of Eden or Gethsemane, feature so prominently in scripture. We all know gardening is good exercise for the body, but it can also provide excellent therapy for the mind. It’s about shalom — the wholeness of body, mind and spirit

This report on the Green Health Awards shows what can be achieved!

Also, a video of how to use your church's outdoor spaces for mental health and wellbeing in the community. The Green Health story as told by the vicar and gardeners of St Paul's Church Camden Square, winners of the first Green Health Awards. Interviews with the Bishop of Carlisle, the Church of England's lead bishop for health, Professor Harriet Gross and Rev Canon Giles Goddard, vicar of St John's Waterloo and clinical psychologist Tilly Williams.