The value of co-production: how Social Prescribing Link Workers helped us develop the Mental Health and Money Toolkit

2020-11-17T15:50:11+00:00

The Mental Health and Money Advice service – run by Mental Health UK – was commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to produce and disseminate a resource for people experiencing financial and mental health difficulties. We identified that the key to this project’s success would be in gathering insights from people with lived experience of financial and mental health difficulties as well as the healthcare professionals who support them, and so it was very quickly decided that a co-production approach would be the most appropriate. The Care Act defines co-production as: “Co-production is when you as an individual influence [...]

The value of co-production: how Social Prescribing Link Workers helped us develop the Mental Health and Money Toolkit2020-11-17T15:50:11+00:00

Health and Wellbeing and the Natural Environment

2020-11-17T15:51:27+00:00

A breath of fresh air – why is it good for us? COVID19 has made many people re-evaluate what is important to them. Being in lockdown cooped up inside for 23 hours a day certainly made me appreciate how much I needed to be outdoors to lift my spirits and keep me fit.  Many of you feel the same way and connecting with nature has seen a resurgence in popularity as people recognise how it helps them. And it is not just a feeling, the evidence points to multiple physical, mental and social benefits of engaging with nature. [...]

Health and Wellbeing and the Natural Environment2020-11-17T15:51:27+00:00

Countrymen UK: Challenges and responses to COVID-19

2020-11-17T15:52:21+00:00

Earlier in 2020, it wasn’t only the COVID19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown that came as shocks. It was also the speed at which it all seemed to arrive, almost unannounced. Due to this, there wasn’t a great deal of practical support for care providers in the voluntary and small charity sectors. Countrymen UK knew it had to do something quickly and effectively to avoid long-term damage to the services we had developed over many years. Before COVID19 Countrymen UK was established in 2011 as an alternative to traditional, indoor day care provision. It was aimed at men who [...]

Countrymen UK: Challenges and responses to COVID-192020-11-17T15:52:21+00:00

Tileyard Impact: Bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers

2020-11-17T15:52:52+00:00

Tileyard Impact is the work experience programme from the Tileyard studios, taking young people from local estates, schools and colleges and introducing them to real work creative industry projects This increases their experience and networks while introducing them to the creative environment. Wizdom is Managing Director of Tileyard Impact which is bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers. Wizdom was an artist for 17 years and then moved into Youth Work, running the Arts for London Charity XLP. After being involved in the setting up of ELAM School and the Big Music Project Wizdom returned to [...]

Tileyard Impact: Bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers2020-11-17T15:52:52+00:00
Go to Top