About Me

I am a horticultural therapist with the South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust, England. I work within a multi-disciplinary team at a specialist assessment and treatment centre for adults with learning disabilities.

I hold a BSc (Hons) Degree in Health and Environment from the University of Huddersfield, RHS Level 2 Certificate, PGCE (Secondary) Science from Liverpool Hope University and the Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture which was awarded by Coventry University in conjunction with Thrive.

For more information on horticultural therapy within the Trust, click here: http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/quality-innovation/initiatives-projects/horticultural-therapy/

The views expressed on this blog are my own opinion and are not linked or should be considered the views of South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Twitter: @RichardBrownHT

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12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Richard, could you please circulate the date for the ASTHP 2nd Annual Conference. It is due to be held on 1st November 2013, from 9.30 – 16.00, at Askham Bryant College (York). The focus this year is on measuring ‘Outcomes & Impact’. Hope to see you there and catch up. Many thanks, Theresa

    • Hi Theresa,

      Thanks for the message. I have only just got back so will definitely put it up on the blog. Also organising the study leave from work to be at the Conference. Keep up the good work.

  2. Your site is an excellent resource for others interested in the value and utility of healing gardens. Thank you for your considerable efforts to maintain this site. And thank you for tagging your post with Horticultural Therapy! — The Healing Garden gardener

  3. Hello Richard,
    Please visit http://www.mobilegarden.co.uk and view the workstation i designed and made originally for the seated gardener. We did take it to the 1st ASTHP conference at pershore a few years ago, but a lot of developments have taken place since then.If you follow the facebook link you trace the travels of the mobilegarden.Your comment would be welcome.
    Regards John

  4. Unfortunately I missed the evening talk with the WI in Cleckheaton recently but wondered if there is anything similar coming up in Yorkshire in the future. Could you please let me know, thankyou, Joseph Elliott

    • Hi Joseph. Thanks very much for showing an interest and taking the time to comment. I apologise that it has taken me so long to reply to you. I did the talk at Cleckheaton WI as my mum is a member. I am not usually out that way, as I live and work in Wakefield. I do not currently have any talks coming up but if I do I will keep you informed. If you need anything please feel to email me. Thanks again,.

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