Student placements

We provide opportunities for students on placement at Growing People.

Our workplace is an ideal environment in which to gain experience of:


  • what it is like to live with, or recover from, a mental health issue
  • how social and therapeutic horticulture can play an important part in the process of recovery
  • how to work with and support our gardeners (service users)


We regularly have 1st year mental health student nurses on placement from the University of Hertfordshire. We also host visits from health and social care students from the nearby North Herts College.


We are registered with University of Northampton for Occupational Therapy Placements.


Occasionally we also host, by arrangement, students from other disciplines such as psychology.