The Conservation Volunteers, funded by the Department of Health, Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund (HSCVF) and in partnership with Mind, have been commissioned to deliver a practice development project to promote individual resilience and wellbeing for people who are at risk of developing a mental health condition or who have otherwise presented with emotional distress.
The project has been co-designed with Commissioners and will contribute to the achievement of local Health and Wellbeing strategies in the delivery areas, providing an effective prevention and early intervention programme. It will enhance local capacity; reduce costs for healthcare services, and provide a mechanism to establish greater community cohesion.
The project will directly support the reduction of health inequalities by targeting recognised at risk groups in disadvantaged areas with the provision of a non-threatening and stigma-free intervention. The project will utilise an innovative and sustainable volunteer-led, peer support model within an ecotherapy setting based on a framework of ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing.’
To commission Pro-Active Minds in your locality please contact your local TCV representative