*
  • Picture of the Week

    Horticultural Therapist Zisky with veteran Peter Hughes at our East Acton outreach project.
  • Auchincruive Newsletter
    Auchincruive Newsletter
    Auchincruive Newsletter

    Gardening Leave tends to
    the invisible wounds of conflict

    An estimated 20% of veterans carry a mental wound; and these need as much healing as any physical wound. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, increased levels of anxiety, hyper-vigilance, insomnia, inability to concentrate, mood swings, intrusive thoughts, depression, possible psychosis, and substance misuse/self-medication. As a result many veterans become socially isolated, staying indoors and unable to work.

    Whatever the cause of the mental health issues veterans – younger or older, male or female, with or without physical wounds – are referred to us to help support their healing and transition to civilian life.

    Gardening Leave uses horticultural therapy to support our troubled veterans on their journey to good health and their transition to civilian life. We offer professionally conducted, individualised, goal-oriented treatment sessions to maximise a veteran’s physical, psychological and social strength, and enhance general health and wellbeing.

    Click here to read or download our leaflet.

    See how we work in our Royal Hospital Chelsea garden in the video below.

    (Reproduced with permission from our friends at British Forces News).

  • Please sign the Honesty Pledge

  • Latest News

    Sunny Spot  RSS Feed

    • Sunny Spot 24
      Tips on how to prepare your garden for an open day….

    Twitter

    Canna lily at our @RHChelsea hort.therapy garden has flowered - stunning! ow.ly/i/6pYJb #gardening

    About an hour ago

    RT @ClarenceHouse Find out more about the amazing @InvictusLondon games in September, Prince Harry's initiative for wounded warriors - bit.ly/1g30M7T

    About 3 hours ago

    RT @InvictusLondon With the Closing Concert now SOLD OUT, sports tickets are still available from invictusgames.org/ticket-info pic.twitter.com/TH1K2GmAnn

    About 3 hours ago

    How to look after your tomato plants to avoid blight and diseases (via @Daily_Express) express.co.uk/life-style/gar…

    About 5 hours ago

    BBC News - Siegfried Sassoon's war diaries published online bbc.in/1uMEVuL

    About 5 hours ago

    Press Room

    Registered in England: 26 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4AG
    Registered Company number: 06091057
    Charity registered number: 1119786
    Charity registered in Scotland: SC038563
    Board members' access