Health & Wellbeing
‘Sehat or Tandrusti’
Based on 5 Ways to Wellbeing programme
We work to raise awareness and understanding of Mental Health & Wellbeing, Dementia and other health conditions in the South Asian and wider BME community to enable earlier intervention and diagnosis. We identify community needs and barriers as well as encouraging people to access health and support services much earlier through advice and information.
We have found over the years that engaging people in arts based and other cultural activities gives people the confidence to open up and work within a small group environment and more open to other opportunities.
- We offer low level support, advice, information, signposting and referral to other professional, community and voluntary sector agencies to meet individual needs.
- Wellbeing activities to build and improve people’s confidence and independence, reduce isolation, connect with other people, make friends, learn new skills and generally improve positive wellbeing.
- Community outreach sessions to provide advice and information, listen to and support families and carers to manage symptoms, reduce isolation and get people involved in activities.
- We offer new touch screen memory and mood tests if you are worried about your memory and/or feeling down as a result.
- Short 6 week positive wellbeing sessions co-delivered with health practitioners to learn about and put in practice various coping strategies for anxiety, worry, stress and mild depression.
- Weekly women’s support group ‘Dukh Sukh’ – (sharing & talking about their problems and experiences in a safe environment), supporting women to socialise and feel less excluded, learn / practice their English skills informally; take part in taster sessions designed to help build their self-esteem.
- All activities and short wellbeing courses delivered bilingually in English, Urdu and/or Punjabi
- Workshops on understanding mental health and dementia
- Encouraging more Health & Wellbeing Champions in the community to spread the word.