The new Flourishing Minds project, funded by Blackburn with Darwen Council, supports people in Blackburn and Darwen to improve their mental wellbeing. Lancashire Mind are working in partnership with Age UK Blackburn with Darwen, One Voice and The Wellbeing Service to provide a range of services. All activities are designed to enable people to better understand their mental health and wellbeing and learn how to look after it.

The overall aim of the service is to improve mental wellbeing across the population of Blackburn with Darwen. The Flourishing Minds project will identify and focus on the strengths and skills that exist in local neighbourhoods and use these resources to support lasting change. This approach will enable local people to discover and share their talents and resources to make long-term improvements to their community and their wellbeing.

Flourishing Minds is a community based, tiered service that teaches people self-care and coping skills to enable them to better self-manage their mental and emotional health, alongside any other health conditions. Partnership working, care coordination and wrap around support will prevent people’s health and social care needs from escalating and reduce waiting list times for NHS services.

Flourishing Minds currently offers the following activities:

Five Ways to Wellbeing and Stress Buster workshops

1-hour sessions, currently over Zoom, where you can learn more about the five ways to wellbeing and how to better self-manage stress. These are stand alone sessions so you can attend one or both. Go to the events page for upcoming dates

Wellbeing Groups

Six 90-minute group sessions led by one of Lancashire Mind's Wellbeing Coaches, covering topics such as low mood, anxiety, stress, sleep and worry management. The sessions are currently online and delivered over a six week period. The next group will start in January 2021.

1-to-1 Wellbeing Coaching

Six sessions with a Coach who can work with you to support and empower you to achieve better mental wellbeing. The Wellbeing Coach will work with you to identify challenges you are facing and look at ways to overcome them. Your GP can refer you or you can contact us directly to find out more about this service.

To find out more about Flourishing Minds contact us on 01257 231660 or complete the form below and we'll get in touch with you.

Enquire about Flourishing Minds

Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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