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Gar­dens and gar­den­ing and in­ter­ac­tions with plants and green spa­ces pro­vide ther­a­peu­tic and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits to both phys­i­cal and men­tal health. Re­cent health stud­ies in the UK are en­cour­ag­ing GP’s to pre­scribe gar­den­ing and gar­dens as sup­port to tra­di­tional clin­i­cal re­fer­rals to help al­le­vi­ate health symp­toms. Quan­ti­ta­tive stud­ies have shown sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tions in symp­toms of de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety fol­low­ing gar­den­ing based in­ter­ven­tions.

We en­cour­age you to GET IN­VOLVED with Gar­den Re­leaf; which is cel­e­brat­ing Na­tional Blue­berry Day March 19 and head into your near­est par­tic­i­pat­ing Gar­den Cen­tre for ideas and in­spi­ra­tion on how you, your fam­ily or your loved ones can get in­volved with gar­dens and gar­den­ing. The day will also be used to raise funds to sup­port the work of beyondblue . Go to www. gar­den­re­leafaus­ au to find your near­est par­tic­i­pat­ing store.

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