National Growing for Wellbeing Week is a celebration of the magic that growing your own produce can do for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental ill health each year. There is strong evidence highlighting the health benefits of gardening and GYO in particular, including improved confidence, communication, concentration and ultimately self-belief.
Gardening improves mental health, enables better physical health, provides an opportunity to connect with others, acquire new skills and enjoy the great outdoors.
After all, It’s not what you grow, it’s how YOU grow.
Events and Offers
Garden Centres and Gardening Brands will be running one-off events, workshops and offering exclusive discounts, up and down the country.
Further details on the exact garden centres and brands, including how to book your place and obtain exclusive offers will shared here in the next few months.
School activity resource packs are available for all teaching staff, with full how to guides and National Curriculum details. The packs contain 9 really fun and easy makes you can do both in or out of the classroom. Getting creative whist linking to Maths, Science, Literary, PSHE and Art. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your FREE copy!
Take part on social!
We would love you to get involved by sharing your favourite gardening photos, stories and thoughts throughout the week across social media, tagging @GYOWellbeingWk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then using the hashtag #GYOforWellbeing.
Note to plant based independent businesses, nurseries, garden centres and retail brands – if you would like to join the campaign to raise awareness; whether through offering a discount code, running a STH based workshop or arranging a talk, please get in touch.
The more we unite as an industry, the more noise and change we can make.