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Nurturing young people with anxiety and depression through care farming

Where: Online, delivered for GCF by ThriveLearn

When: Friday 29th October 2021 to Friday 12th November 2021, with live events on the 5th or 9th November

Who For: Care farmers, green care providers and prospective care farmers who would like to offer regular, structured services to young people with anxiety or depression as part of a health, social care or education programme.

Cost: £50 (full cost is £110, Funding for the GCF project has enabled us to offer this course at a subsidised rate). Payment via PayPal or by credit card on PayPal app

More details:

This course will explore how care farming can be provided to help meet the needs of young people with anxiety, depression and wider mental health support needs. The course will investigate how to assess local demand for this provision and how to establish relationships with potential referrers. Participants will learn the specific benefits of care farming for this group and how to create activity sessions that will help to bring these about.The course will investigate how these sessions will fit into a typical day, and how to plan over a longer period, working towards goals agreed with the young person. Consideration will also be given to assessment, attendance, outcomes and progression. The specific needs for young people regarding engagement, group dynamics and building resilience will be discussed. Thought will be given to developing a care farm site to make it accessible and compatible for activities and users.

On this course you will:

  • Learn how care farming can benefit young people with anxiety and depression, and how these benefits are linked to theories into green care and the evidence to support them
  • Look at planning your day, activity planning and facilitation for this user group
  • Learn how to use the farm / site and adapt it for young people with mental health needs
  • Identify skills necessary for successful engagement to nurture young people with anxiety and depression
  • Understand referral, induction and assessment processes, including outcome measurement.
  • Identify further sources of support and guidance in relation to young people, including information about the Social Farms & Gardens Code of Practice


This is a blended course, held over 2 weeks with flexible access to all learning materials and staggered live event times to accommodate different learner's commitments to home and work. The schedule can be viewed here 

7-10 hours learning time required, including the live events.


October 29th, 2021 9:00 AM through November 12th, 2021 12:00 PM
Online via ThriveLearn
United Kingdom
GCF Training fee
GCF Blended learning online attendee £ 50.00