Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Sustainable Communities: Nature Work and Mental Health

Sustainable Communities: Nature Work and Mental Health

Ratings: (0)|Views: 10 |Likes:
Published by YosefMendelsohn

More info:

Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: YosefMendelsohn on Oct 05, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/05/2011

pdf

text

original

 
 
Sustainable Communities?Nature Work and Mental Health
 
 Hester Parr  Department of GeographyUniversity of Dundee
 
 
Sustainable Communities? Nature Work and Mental Health
 Hester Parr, University of Dundee
Contents
PageIntroduction and acknowledgements 2Executive summary
 
3-5
Full Report
Section 1:
Aims and objectives of research
6
Methods
7
Case study project profiles and visuals
9Section 2
Literature and policy review
16Section 3
Research Findings
24
Accessing garden projects
24
Gardening as a therapeutic activity
27
 Gardening as a social activity
31
 Gardening as a physical experience
35
 Achieving social and community integration through urban nature work 
37
Gardening as work and work training
42
Difficulties with garden work 
46Section 4
Conclusion
49
Visioning sustainable public mental health
53
 
Section 5
1
Reference list
55
 
 
Sustainable Communities?Nature Work and Mental Health
Introduction
 
This report documents the findings from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)funded research project (
RES-000-27-0043
) on mental health, nature and social inclusion. Itdraws on small-scale qualitative research conducted during 2004 with a range of organisationsin the UK, but predominantly in Scotland, that facilitate gardening work by people withsevere and enduring mental health problems. The executive summary highlights the mainfindings from the project as well as highlights recommendations for policy and good practice.
Acknowledgements
This research was made possible by a grant awarded by the ESRC and I wish to thank themfor their support.I would like to thank the participating projects for their time. In particular, I would like tothank the staff and volunteers of each project for sharing their thoughts and giving their generous assistance.
2
January 2005.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->