Launching Ceremony of the Therapeutic Garden

The Therapeutic Garden, Department of Psychiatry Services, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital is designed to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of patients by incorporating design principles derived from scientific evidence. The Garden located in Kampung Kiarong was launched yesterday morning by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health.

Such an initiative is hoped to be beneficial and conducive towards the patients’ recovery and their long-term rehabilitation needs. At the ceremony, the Minister of Health also presented appreciation certificates to the sponsors who contributed to the garden’s build.

The Therapeutic Garden was built using funds raised from the ‘Mental Health Awareness Virtual Fundraising Run’ organized throughout December 2020. Studies have shown the benefits of a sustained and active interest in gardening include improved mental health, reduced feelings of isolation or exclusion and better physical health through exercise and mobility.

Source: Radio Television Brunei