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Our building will offer a safe space for like minded people with mental health disorder and their families to come together for holistic support to aid in prevention of crisis, work on recovery and sustain wellbeing. We will address any housing needs and food, then begin to work on cognitive issues by group or 1:1 sessions in counselling, emotional intelligence, nutrition, life coaching, building resilience and confidence, alternative therapies and a diverse range of workshops proven to aid in mental health recovery.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
A community space for ALL people who live very close by to come together in breaking the stigma attached to mental health and receive free social prescribing support. Prior to the Covid pandemic we'd begun collaboration with GPs and patients in the L6 area; alongside local businesses regarding our social prescribing model. Our project will bridge the gap of long waiting lists by providing immediate support and take the strain off NHS and local services in. Our social prescribing model will also break down barriers of engagement by having a friendly non-clinical environment that service users will have input into making it unique and their own. Our clients are always consulted for input into what they would like HopeSt to look like, as this is their community and they need to feel safe so they can develop in confidence and skills to overcome the illness. As person with lived experience, I know how imperative this is to individual's recovery.
Steps to get it done:
Liverpool is ranked the 4th multiple deprived city with most deprivation found in the inner core which encircles the city centre (Index of Multiple Deprivation, 2015). According to Abraham Maslow (1943) a person requires a warm safe place to live, water and food to live a fulfilled life and Rea h transcendence; therefore, the environmental and socioeconomic issues of poverty are having a severe impact on the current mental health difficulties (Mental Health Foundation, 2016). Our service is unique and fundamental within the areas encircling the city centre if the local authority are aiming to address issues around mental health because our support will give access to suitable housing and food, employment opportunities; whereby, individuals will develop self belief and self worth (Personalised Care, 2020). Only then can we work on a cognitive approach of NHS social prescribing model (2020).
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