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Gardening for Improved Mental Health

Rosie lives at one of our award winning mental health services in Essex.  We caught up with Rosie during mental health awareness week this week (13-19 May) to talk to her about how gardening improves her mental health.

Here’s what she had to say:

“I started to do some gardening to cheer up the garden [where I live].

I was soon bitten by the gardening bug and have carried on.  When I go shopping, I am always on the look out for ornaments or anything I think would look nice in the garden.

I think gardening improves my mental health as it is very therapeutic.

I recently lost my partner and gardening takes my mind off things.

I am now going to start on the garden [next door] and then the side garden.”

We think you’ll agree that Rosie has done a fantastic job on the garden at the same time as looking after her mental health.