Grow and Thrive!

Children are embracing change, growth and the future this Children’s Mental Health Day

Grow and Thrive!

Children and young people who use mental health services are being offered an opportunity to embrace change, growth and the future this Children’s Mental Health Day.

Growing seeds is a great way to learn about the cycle of life, how we need to look after ourselves and  how we can connect with world around us.

Young people attending the South Oxford Engagement Group decided they would like to grow some cress seed as part of their activities around the Five Steps to Wellbeing. And the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams  thought it would be a great way to involve lots of young people in growing seeds so anyone attending face to face appointments at Oxfordshire CAMHS bases will be offered a packet of seeds this week and invited to take them home to grow.

There will be a mixture of vegetable, herb and flowers seeds to choose from. Don’t forget to ask for a packet and let us know how you get on with growing them

The activity is being run by the trust’s patient experience team who work with people who use services to continuously improve and enhance their experience of care.

Participation lead Diane Statham said: “Growing plants is not only fun but is a great way to relax while learning about new things. Seeing a tiny seed grow into something you can eat or something beautiful to look is so rewarding. With  nurturing we are able to thrive.’’

Ask for your packet of seeds today.

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Published: 11 February 2022