Health Charity funds garden supplies to promote horticultural therapy

THANKS to donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, has been able to purchase garden supplies for the Community Mental Health Team at Wellfield Resource Centre in Carmarthen.

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The garden supplies will help further develop the outdoor area at the centre and create a space for vocational rehabilitation, practical skill building and horticultural therapy.

 

Clients can use the gardens to improve their mental health, as well as their physical health, communication and thinking skills.

 

Karen Sharrock, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, said: “We’re so grateful that charitable funds have allowed us to purchase these garden supplies.

 

“The outdoor area provides a therapeutic and tranquil environment as well as providing an opportunity for individuals to learn and build on their vocational skills using horticulture as the therapeutic medium.

 

“The garden is an ongoing project that is part of the clients’ care and treatment plan, enabling recovery and independence with the aim of supporting individuals to develop skills and connect with other projects in the local community.”

 

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

 

For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk

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