What is Flourishing Minds?

Flourishing Minds is a community based, tiered service that empowers people to learn self-care and coping skills to enable them to better self-manage their mental and emotional health, alongside other health conditions. 

Lancashire Mind are working in partnership with Age UK, One Voice and The Wellbeing Service to provide a variety of activities and support to Blackburn with Darwen residents. 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.

Who can access Flourishing Minds? 

Flourishing Minds is funded by Blackburn with Darwen council Public Health. You can access Flourishing Minds if:

  • You are 18 or older
  • You live in Blackburn or Darwen
  • You are registered with a GP in Blackburn or Darwen
  • You are struggling to maintain positive wellbeing

What support is available? 

Lancashire Mind and our project partners offer a range of different types of support. This includes support groups, wellbeing coaching, social activities, wellbeing checks and signposting. To find out more about the support our partners offer, get in touch or visit their websites using the links below.

The Wellbeing Service
One Voice Blackburn
Age UK BwD

Lancashire Mind currently offer the following activities as part of the Flourishing Minds project:

Five Ways to Wellbeing and Stress Buster workshops

Our community based workshops are run as 1-hour sessions either on Zoom or at local community venues. The workshops will deliver an introduction to the five ways to wellbeing and how to better self-manage stress. The workshops are interactive, informative and relaxed with the opportunity to ask questions and meet other people in the local community. Go to the events page for upcoming dates

Group Wellbeing Coaching

Our group Wellbeing Coaching is run as either four or six 90-minute group sessions led by one of Lancashire Mind's Wellbeing Coaches. These groups cover topics such as low mood, anxiety, stress, sleep, confidence and self esteem. Group Wellbeing Coaching is helpful for people who want to learn more about specific wellbeing topics whilst connecting with other people in the local community. 

1-to-1 Wellbeing Coaching

1-to-1 Wellbeing Coaching is available for people who are experiencing early signs and symptoms of poor mental health. A dedicated and experienced Wellbeing Coach will work with you to identify challenges you are currently facing and look at ways to overcome them. You can access up to 6 sessions with a Wellbeing Coach. You can work with them either over the phone or in person in your local community - you can decide what works best for you. 

Five Ways to Wellbeing Online Workshop

Our 5 ways to wellbeing workshop is also available online as self-taught video based learning. The video workshop will deliver an introduction to the five ways to wellbeing and how to better self-manage stress. There will be a workbook that you will receive via email to accompany the learning. To register for access to this video and to receive the learning booklet, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Flourishing Minds is for people who live in Blackburn or Darwen and are aged 18 and over. If this is you and you feel you would benefit from some wellbeing support, get in touch. 

If you would like to access 1-to-1 or group Wellbeing Coaching, please download our referral form, complete and return to [email protected] 

For general enquiries, please email [email protected]  

Flourishing Minds referral form

5 Ways to Wellbeing Online Workshop


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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