05March2024

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2 Day Course in the Use of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

2 day course in the use of STH (Social and Therapeutic Horticulture) within Palliative and Dementia Care Provision at Milford Hospice, Limerick City. The aims of the course are to provide a broad view of the use of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) in palliative and dementia care settings and to explore the implementation, and practice of client centred STH programmes for these client groups.

The 2 days will focus on the specific use of STH with these client groups, its evidence base, the adaptation required to make a programme accessible and inclusive and provide the skills and knowledge to enable participants to implement beneficial STH provision and monitor its effectiveness. The course will also explore the relationship between plants and people, plants and well being and gardens and life.

Sessions will include:

  • The benefits of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture for palliative and dementia patients
  • The adaptation of Horticulture to enable access, inclusivity and increased benefit
  • The role of the Therapist in STH
  • The design of a client centred Social and Therapeutic Horticulture programme
  • Assessment and evaluation within STH
  • Therapeutic garden design for Palliative and dementia user groups
  • People plant relationships and metaphors for life in the garden

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