Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of
people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated,
disadvantaged or vulnerable. Social and therapeutic horticulture is the
process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological
health, and communication and thinking skills.
Gardening can help provide people with support from their peers, improve
their confidence and physical health and give them a sense of purpose
and achievement. People on the course will also learn the skills they
need to carry on gardening after the end of the course.
The Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group made up of local GPs is
funding the programme. The CCG works with the council's public health
team to help residents reduce their risk of getting cancer and look at
ways to help develop and improve services for people with cancer in
The course starts in October 2016 so get in touch as soon as possible if you
wish to take part. You must live in Wandsworth and either have, or have
previously suffered from, cancer.
Contact Ellen Swygart on (020) 7720 2212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org