After struggling with her own mental health during her teenage years and into adulthood, Annabelle Padwick found that gardening was the one thing that made a difference. She now uses gardening to help primary and secondary age children overcome mental health and behaviour challenges.
With one in eight young people suffering with a mental health condition, we chatted to Annabelle to find out if gardening could be the answer to the healthy heads of a generation.
Catch up on the first three series of the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast:
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Find out more
- Visit Annabelle’s website
- NHS Every Mind Matters advice
- Young Minds
- NSPCC – Children’s mental health
- RHS School Gardening campaign
- 10 gardening projects for kids
- RHS activities for families
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