Empowering people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.
Building community awareness for removing prejudices and preconceptions on mental illnesses and changing the attitude of people at how they look at those who suffer, focusing more on the minority ethnic classes, as they may have language barriers and find it difficult to communicate. Working to remove any social stigma that discourages the unfortunate from leading a normal life and give them equality, providing them with employment, counselling and holding workshops. Having intensive induction programmes, professional supervision and training in confidence building, skills and expertise improvement by working in partnership with National Organisations. Implantation of the project mission will primarily be through talk shows and Q&A on Radio shows and stalls in shopping centre and supermarkets. • We provide counselling and a source of employment which can be encouraging and uplifting. We provide a combination of therapies and work alongside other professionals.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Aim of our project is to bring people together, with and without personal experience, of mental health problems to think about the negative language that people use when they're talking about mental health. We will put together effective treatment for the users to take back control of their lives by providing them with the help they need. By encouraging open forum and by providing resources which will help other young people discuss mental health more positively. The work will focus on addressing a Black or Minority Ethnic community, who have experienced mental illness. We increase awareness of mental health in the Asian community by encouraging people openly talk about their experiences, feel comfortable to ask questions and easily access further information. We also encourage people through telephone since some people find less time to discuss their problems. We have a regular half a day set aside for the users to come in for exercise, meditation, counselling etc.
Steps to get it done:
Our project outcomes are as follows: 1. Improve public attitudes & behaviour towards mental health issues which leads to more people (children and young people and adults) facing less discrimination in relation to their mental health 2. Improve the confidence and ability of people (children and young people and adults) with mental health problems to take action to tackle stigma and discrimination 3. Improve the confidence of people (children and young people and adults) with mental health problems to engage in and contribute to the life of their community
About the space
London Borough of Hounslow