The Defence Garden Scheme (DGS) have launched their الموقع الجديد.

The DGS is a developing network of gardens providing nature-based therapy for Armed Forces Service Leavers and Veterans and their families.

In 2019, the House of Commons Defence Select Committee identified ‘a stark gap in the provision of mental health support for armed forces personnel and their families’ (Mental Health and the Armed Forces. Part Two: The Provision of Care. HC paper 813, Session 2017-19). At the same time, the MOD identified a need for ‘a bespoke, holistic, soft landing for those that need it’ (Defence Holistic Transition Policy; MOD 2019).

DGS aims to help fill the gap in mental health support by increasing access to nature-based therapy; creating the time and space for bespoke, holistic support and a ‘soft landing’.

انقر هنا to find out more about the work of the DGS and their version of nature-based therapy.