A variety of projects around the country are reinforcing Sanctuary Housing’s commitment to boosting the mental health of residents and staff.
Working with a range of community partners, Sanctuary Housing has dedicated funding and support to making sure the mental wellbeing of residents is a priority.
Over the last year in Torbay, two initiatives taking place at the Crafty Fox Café ‘N’ Hub in Paignton have seen a mental health counsellor working with local residents, alongside a dedicated HeadsUp project from Youth Genesis aimed at boosting the mental health of young people.
Thanks to further support from Sanctuary Housing in securing external funding, these projects are set to continue throughout 2019.
In the Cherwell area, staff are working with a local youth group to hold weekly wellbeing sessions for young people. The focus has also been extended to include healthy bodies through Play:Full – a joint initiative from Sanctuary Housing and Cherwell District Council – where children can take part in exciting activities that include free, healthy meals school holidays.
Further afield, projects are in the pipeline in Rochford, Essex, to focus on the mental and physical wellbeing of older men. Another planned initiative in the area will see Sanctuary Housing provide support for a bereavement support and friendship group, aiming to boost the mental health of people who have been affected by the loss of a loved one.