This paper presents the results of focus group interviews with 42 people with a psychiatric or addiction history who work in eight different green care farms in the Netherlands. Undertaking farming activities helps participants feel useful and healthier and they develop more self-esteem, self-respect and responsibility. Working on a green care farm can contribute more structure and discipline to the lives of participants, which can create the foundation for new activities or (voluntary) work elsewhere.
|Journal||Therapeutic communities : the international journal for therapeutic and supportive organizations|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|