Gardening for Wellbeing


For helpful tips & support on Nature & Mental Health

Ecotherapy Programmes from Mind

Local projects through Thurrock & Brentwood Mind - Stepping Stones Garden Project. Ideal for people experiencing difficulties due to their mental health who want to meet together in a friendly, supportive environment.


Thrive is the gardening for health charity.

They use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.


Local GP Dr Tamasi Basu shares her wellbeing gardening journey & how 'being outside can boost people’s mood, help us keep fit and active, and even lower feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.' More details.


Greenfingers aims to provide all life-limited children, their families, and carers, within their hospice, emotional support through the power and pleasure of nature.

'They create beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. 

Greenfingers Charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.

We are committed to creating specially designed, stimulating garden spaces that can bring many benefits to children with life-limiting conditions. Whilst many people may take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to enjoy a garden, for these children, their siblings and their families, the chance to spend time together outdoors and away from the bedside is precious.'

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