With the right kind of support communities can respond to their own challenges by identifying and mobilising existing but unrecognised assets.
This is the approach that Lancashire Mind's Community Wellbeing Challenge takes to enabling people to improve their own mental wellbeing whilst establishing an initiative in their community to improve the wellbeing of others.
Our Wellbeing Challenge programme for schools has helped to make a difference to over 50 school communities across Lancashire. We want to adapt and test the programme and explore whether it can support a broader range of communities to improve wellbeing. We've been successful in securing funding from BUPA UK Foundation to pilot the programme with 30 to 50 year olds.
Community Wellbeing Challenge is for people who want to know more about keeping themselves mentally well and who want to promote mental wellbeing in their community. You'll join a team of around 10 people mainly between the age of 30 and 50. Over ten weeks you will learn about mental wellbeing, survey your local community, and develop an asset or project for your community that will promote mental wellbeing. You will then be supported to launch this asset and to keep it going.
Your team will look at the Five Ways to Wellbeing, mental health awareness, researching your community, developing a project, gaining support for the project, and launching the project.
If you like to get involved or find out more information please fill in the enquiry form.
Blackburn and Clayton Brook Community Wellbeing Challenge launching soon.
Do you live in Blackburn or the Clayton Brook area? Aged between 30 and 50? Want to make a difference in your community? Then come and get involved in the Community Wellbeing Challenge – a 10 week course that looks at promoting mental wellbeing, and develops, then at the end of the 10 weeks launches a project to promote mental wellbeing.
We are all coping and dealing with some changes to our daily life and we hope that our project will bring people together to support each other and their communities at this challenging time. There are two Community Wellbeing Challenges starting, both online during lockdown, and moving to face to face when possible.
One for people who live Blackburn with Darwin area which will be on Wednesdays 10am-12pm, starting on Wednesday 29 April, and one for people who live in the Clayton Brook area which will be on Thursdays, 1-3pm from Thursday 30 April. We will be exploring mental health and wellbeing and creating something that will support our neighbours and communities.
This is a great opportunity to support your mental wellbeing and that of your community, even if it is from our front rooms.
If you want to get involved, please contact Ruth Whitworth at [email protected], or request to join our Facebook groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackburncwc/ or join https://www.facebook.com/groups/claytonbrookcwc/