This Project aims to ensure that anyone with or affected by MS can access the development of techniques which can help calm and focus the mind by providing: Weekly 1 hour sessions of mindfulness classes in the Mid Sussex area (Burgess Hill / HHeath) over the course of 40 weeks. Cost of Trained and qualified Facilitator per hour £25 = £1000 (per annum) Hall hire £15 per hour, total of £20 for allowance of entrance and exit to the Hall. Total cost over year £1800.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The unpredictable nature of MS can have a consequential affects on a persons mental well-being with high levels of depression, anxiety and social isolation in people with the condition as well as those supporting. Activities such as Mindfulness assist in developing skills which can be used independantly and act as preventative measure to triggering or worsening current symptoms, manage stress and emotions as well as the impact relationships. Social isolation and loneliness play a huge factor in peoples experience of MS. The group activity will naturally create a supportive environment which will promote social interaction which is essential to any person living with the condotion including carers and family members. The recently developed coffee morning has proved this importance as attendance of this monthly occassion increases. Other than this, there are no activity classes that people with / affected by MS can access in the local area.
Steps to get it done:
Mindfulness classes have been piloted in other areas such as Hastings and proved to be incredibly popular and as a result the demand has proved a need regular classes. As has been proven by increasing attendace of the coffee morning there is a need for people with MS in the area to come together. The mindfulness class will help increase awareness of MS in our local community and facilitate the MS community to come together, grow and support one another. It would be great if by accessing funds such as this, the current situation could change.
About the space
West Sussex County Council