"It's not just about gardening, it's the people and the work we do". Bridewell is a place where we find hope in recovery
Social and therapeutic horticulture
Therapeutic horticulture can support better mental health by bringing people together, creating opportunities to learn new skills, building self esteem and confidence, providing physical exercise while working outdoors in a peaceful and beautiful setting.
The focus on rewarding and purposeful activity provides a sense of achievement. Working alongside others with shared experiences, there's a chance to rediscover a sense of personal identity centred on health, strengths, and wellness.
Each activity provides opportunities for learning, a chance to try something new and to develop your skills.
The physical and mental health benefits, the social and emotional benefits overlap and intertwine.