Mental health support in Cheshire West

Funded on Spacehive 23 May 2022

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Mental health support in Cheshire West

Chapter (West Cheshire) Ltd By Chapter (West Cheshire) Ltd

A programme of activities that help to reduce isolation & enhance wellbeing for people living with mental ill-health in West Cheshire – includes coffee mornings, wellbeing walks, gardening, & art.

Ellesmere Port Delivery stage

10
backers
£12,878
raised
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This project was funded on 23 May 2022!

With your kind support, we will provide a series of 52 creative & community-based activities for adults living with mental ill-health in West Cheshire – in Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston. These will include group coffee mornings, creative arts, wellbeing walks, & outdoor gardening sessions at Chapter’s allotment & community garden. All our activities are based around the 5 Steps to Wellbeing to ensure participants get a well-deserved wellbeing boost. The activities will help people to: - Build their confidence - Add structure to their day - Develop skills - Make connections with others - Improve their wellbeing levels - Reduce their feelings of anxiety & isolation The sessions will be led by our highly experienced Wellbeing Coaches & supported by volunteers with lived experience of mental ill-health, including current & former service users. All participants will be monitored as part of their individual wellbeing journey to show personal progress & development.

What we'll deliver:

  • 52 community-based group activities for people living with mental ill-health

Why it's a great idea:

The activities will be open to anyone aged 18 or over, residing in West Cheshire or surrounding areas, who has been experiencing mental ill-health & is ready to engage with others. The activities will: Assist participants to identify activities that will have a positive impact on their mental health & wellbeing. Enable participants to achieve the 5 steps to wellbeing by engaging in safe group activities that focus on shared interests. Give people with mental ill-health the opportunity to make new friends & friendship groups. Provide opportunities for participants to try out new things in a safe/friendly space. Increase the self-worth & wellbeing levels of those who attend. Offer volunteering opportunities for people living with mental ill-health to help lead workshops. Signpost vulnerable people to other mental health services. Reduce isolation & loneliness for people living with mental ill-health. Reduce the risk of suicide & hospital admissions due to mental ill-health.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will run 52 community-based group activities for people living with mental ill-health before 31st December 2022

We know there is a demand for our services and in 2020-2021 we supported 308 people, with service users and participants attending an average of 8 sessions. The need for community-based activities has been exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19. As a result, many of our service users now want to take part in face-to-face group activities, especially after 18 months of lockdown restrictions and isolation. Feedback from our previous activity sessions. ‘I was in a really terrible place, there was no structure to my weeks, I was just spiralling. My week now has a lot of structure, I feel much better than I used to.’ ‘Being outside, I think, always helps my mental health as well as having something to attend.’ ‘I volunteer for chapter as helping people not only makes them feel happier, it makes the world a more positive place and given the last year or two with the pandemic, we definitely need to do that.’ ‘The sessions saved me when I didn't realise how much I was drowning.’

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Location Ellesmere Port

About the space

Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston

Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £12,826

Workshop Leader - preparation, planning and delivery - £7,644 (60%)
Room hire - £1,612 (13%)
Contribution to overheads - e.g. insurance, evaluation, admin costs - £1,344 (10%)
Refreshments - £800 (6%)
Workshop Materials . E.g. art/craft materials, gardening tools/plants, paper, board games - £800 (6%)
Volunteer expenses/travel costs - £312 (2%)
Other - £314 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

60%
Workshop Leader - preparation, planning and delivery
£7,644
13%
Room hire
£1,612
10%
Contribution to overheads - e.g. insurance, evaluation, admin costs
£1,344
6%
Refreshments
£800
6%
Workshop Materials . E.g. art/craft materials, gardening tools/plants, paper, board games
£800
2%
Volunteer expenses/travel costs
£312
2%
Other Read More
£314
  • Spacehive fees
    £255
  • VAT
    £51
  • Transaction fees
    £7

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Support for people living with mental ill-health in West Cheshire.

Total £12,826

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