This year’s National Plants at Work Week, from 13-17 July, will be focusing on those who have struggled over the last few months. This includes concern around catching COVID-19 and fears over job security. both of which can put a strain on a person’s mental health.
Several studies have shown that houseplants help to reduce mental stress at work. So during this week, [email protected] will be encouraging everyone to use plants in their home or commercial offices to help reduce stress levels.
The association is recommending people incorporate houseplants into their home office set up to have a positive effect on their mental health.
[email protected] chair, Madeleine Evans of Tivoli Services, says: “Bringing the outside in ensures we are surrounded by nature, something we innately crave, and helps to keep us calm. Houseplants also freshen the air, improve our productivity and up our creativity – all positive reasons to include houseplants in your home-working set-up.
“I would recommend plants wherever you work.”