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The Progressing Together Project is designed to directly address the negative impact that Covid-19 has had on people's mental health in Liverpool. Local people will be empowered to help the city build back better. Please help us to offer a free mental health and wellbeing programme that's combining mental health support with Asset Based Community Development to improve wellbeing and boost resilience. We will use a variety of coaching techniques tailored towards personal and community development. This involves training people how to identify and focus on personal strengths and strengths within their local communities. Emphasis is put on asset building, exploring ways to develop skills, resources and relationships. The process is designed to empower people to develop their own solutions for management of mental health. The project has been designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
As an organisation we promote active citizenship and support communities to take ownership of their own situation. Primary impacts of our project include improved mental health, wellbeing and resilience of participants. One of the outputs will be community focussed action plans which expands our impact beyond the scope of the workshops with friends, family and neighbours of participants all benefiting. Upon completion of the 6 week course participant’s will have received training on how to be community builders. Action plans will be designed to connect communities with a focus on social and family relationships, career and educational aspirations, physical health and recreation and leisure. To achieve this, action plans will contain SMART objectives designed to promote the aforementioned activities. The community focussed actions plans promote involvement in community initiatives, which will maximise the impact of other projects funded by the Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund.
Steps to get it done:
The programme has 4 stages: 1. Fundamentals of mental health awareness. (Week 1) 2. Identifying individual and community assets. Exploring problems and reviewing factors contributing to poor mental health. Demonstrating how assets can be used to improve mental health. (Week 2) 3. Development of SMART action plans for the practical implementation of solutions. (Week 3) 4. Ongoing emotional and practical support for implementation of action plans. (Weeks 4-6)
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Liverpool City Council
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