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The next Growing for Wellbeing Week will take place on the 1st – 7th June 2020.

Set up by gardening and wellbeing therapy organisation, Life at No.27, the week is a celebration of the magic that growing your own produce can do for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

Approximately 1 in 8 children and 1 in 4 adults 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, resilience, 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.

Please help us to raise awareness of the importance of supporting children and adult’s mental health during the week. Add the dates to your calendar, share your gardening adventures and stories online, then download our free resources available on the website throughout the week. For the latest news, sign up for email alerts.

The 2020 offers and competitions will be shared on the website when the week begins, as well as daily across the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. So, follow the accounts (@gyowellbeingwk) and get ready to enter.

School, preschool, family and care home activity resource packs will be available for everyone closer to the week. All the packs contain really fun and easy makes you can do both in the class room, garden or office space.

The school pack is perfect for all teaching staff, with full how to guides and National Curriculum details. Getting creative whist linking to Maths, Science, Literary, PSHE and Art.

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