Care farming for mental health (Online)

Start / End Date: 
7th January 2022 09:00 to 21st January 2022 17:00

The care farming for mental health course explores how care farming can meet the needs of those with living with mental ill health as part of a health, social care or education programme. 

On this course you will:

  • Learn how care farming can benefit people with mental health needs, 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 people with mental health needs
  • Identify skills necessary for successful engagement with people with mental ill health
  • Understand referral, induction and assessment processes, including outcome measurement.
  • Identify further sources of support and guidance in relation to those with mental ill health, including information about the Social Farms & Gardens Code of Practice

The course is held over two weeks with flexible access to all learning materials and staggered live event times to accommodate your commitments to home and work. The course requires 7-10 hours learning time and costs £50. Funding for the Growing Care Farming project has enabled us to offer this course at a subsidised rate.