Gardening for wellbeing – with JJ Chalmers

Gardening for wellbeing - with JJ Chalmers

JJ Chalmers is a former Royal Marine, multi-medal-winning Invictus Games athlete and Strictly Come Dancing contestant. He reveals how gardening has been part of his healing process after life-changing injuries, suffered while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011. Plus, he shares how it helps him and his family connect with nature, how he overcomes physical challenges that are the lasting legacy of his injuries, and why he thinks gardening can benefit us all.

In this podcast episode, JJ discusses the mental health benefits of gardening and how, after working as a teacher in some deprived areas, he’s observed that it could help more young people through tough times. Above all, he shares the joy that his garden gives him, sharing it with his young family and passing on to them his lifelong love of being outdoors.

Please note: this podcast touches on mental health issues. If you are affected by any of the content, you can find support and resources at NHS Every Mind Matters. Alternatively, you can contact the Samaritans on 0116 123 for free in the UK or visit www.samaritans.org

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