Growing Health - gardening for wellbeing
A conference on gardening & food growing for mental health and dementia, plus workshops on evaluating community growing projects.
Speakers from MIND, Growing Support, General Practice, Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and mental health gardening projects including the latest research on community gardening and dementia.
Plus workshops on 'Which tool to use?' to help projects evaluate gardening activities that deliver health and wellbeing benefits.
Includes refreshments and lunch.
9.30- 10 Registration
Chair - Sarah Williams, Programme Director, Sustain
Growing Health - Maria Devereaux, Project Officer, Growing Health
An overview gardening and mental health - Tony Li, Senior Project Officer - physical activity programmes MIND
Making community gardens work for people with dementia - Victoria Hill, Director and Dale Cranshaw, Director, Growing Support
Digging for Dementia: Exploring the benefits of community gardening from the perspectives of people with dementia - Sarah Noone, Postgraduate researcher, University of the West of Scotland
Gardening as social prescription, thoughts and a case study - Jim Sikorski, Chair Sydenham Garden and GP
Growing for mental and physical well-being. Commissioner's Point of View - John Haseler, Mental Health Programme Manager and Karin Barthel, Joint Commissioning Manager Dementia and MHOA, Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and London Borough of Lewisham
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership commissioning case study: Dementia-friendly food project - Jess Crocker, Harvest Manager, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
The Green Care Coalition - Kathryn Rossiter, CEO, Thrive
Which tool to use overview - Margi Lennartsson, Garden Organic
Workshops 2.15- 3.15 and 3.15- 4.15
Measuring wellbeing: Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS), Office of National Statistics (ONS4) personal wellbeing questions, and BIG Lottery Fund Wellbeing Evaluation Tools
Louise Scott , Associate Director, Ecorys UK Limited and Veronica Barry, Birmingham University, formerly of Growing Opportunities, Ideal for All
Using bespoke evaluation tools & creating your own measures
Jess Crocker, Harvest Manager, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
4.15-4.30 Sum up and close