Can therapeutic gardens improve mental health?

Jo Malone London is a world-renowned, luxury British perfume and scented candle brand, founded by Jo Malone in 1983. Jo Malone works with dedicated charity partners to support people living with mental ill health through the cultivation and care of therapeutic scented gardens.

Video Credit: YouTube / SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health

Mental Health

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, with many people struggling to cope with the pressures of modern life. However, there is growing evidence to suggest spending time in nature can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing, with access to green spaces being linked to reduced depression, anxiety and stress.

TherapEutic Havens

Jo Malone London is working with dedicated charity partners to support the creation of peaceful, safe havens for rehabilitation. The gardens they have created are designed to nourish and nurture those who have become vulnerable and isolated due to mental ill health and deliver both a sense of community and transferable practical skills. In addition, there is the opportunity to gain new qualifications in horticulture, paving the path to long-term employment.

Flourishing Partnerships

In Edinburgh, Jo Malone supports the SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) Redhall Walled Garden. At Redhall, SAMH offers training in horticulture, conservation and life skills to people living with mental ill health. Since the restoration of the herb garden and roundhouse last year, their partnership has continued to flourish. This year, Jo Malone’s Peony & Moss Charity Candle will help to fund the maintenance and further development of their new and existing charity gardens.

This story shows how Jo Malone London supports Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, specifically Target 3.4: “By 2030, reduce by one-third pre-mature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and wellbeing.”

About Jo Malone London

Jo Malone London is a world-renowned, luxury British perfume and scented candle brand, founded in 1983. Jo Malone London support people living with mental ill health through the cultivation and care of therapeutic scented gardens.


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