Plants our perfect partners wherever we work

on Thursday, 25 June 2020. Posted in News

This week a short release has gone out to many of the big stores' magazines to remind them about National Plants at Work Week and our theme using plants as a tool in mental health and wellbeing.

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24 June 2020

Plants our perfect partners wherever we work

From worrying about catching the virus to passing it on, to missing loved ones and concerns over job and business security, the last few months have certainly made many of us a mental mess.

One of the positives some people have found during this time is getting out and enjoying a walk or run or to enjoy their garden. For those who have had to face working from home, even the humble houseplant can make a difference to their mental state.

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Image courtesy of The Joy of Plants

Houseplants have been shown to reduce mental stress at work in several studies. Apparently even being able to see one plant from your desk can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety; while a study carried out in Japan and California confirmed that one plant on your desk made a great deal of difference to stress levels.

Plants at Work will be promoting #plantsaregoodforuswhereverwework during National Plants at Work Week 13-17 July sponsored by Koberg bv.

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Editor's notes
Margaret Burchett et al study in Australia:
http://interiorplantscape.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Greening-the-Great-Indoors-for-Human-Health-and-Well-Being-Final-Report-to-HAL-2010.pdf

Study from Japan and California:

https://journals.ashs.org/horttech/view/journals/horttech/30/1/article-p55.xml?rskey=mviVyz