The project ‘Mind-well’ was based on identifying people in the community willing to be trained as Mental Health Champions with the support of Blusci. These champions were trained to offer mentoring and promoting therapeutic interventions where needed, in addition to their support for running wellbeing sessions as part of community engagement aimed at improving stress management and self-esteem. Two cohort of sessions were delivered. These sessions helped to develop community cohesion and across culture friendship.
Voice of BME joined the MAPLE partnership in March 2017 to work on Public Health priorities. MAPLE partnership is commissioned by Public Health Trafford and comprises of 9 partner organisations working on ‘prevention and early intervention agenda and has been overseen by lead partner, Age UK Trafford. VBMET has been contributing to Public Health’s priorities by promoting NHS Health screenings and health checks.
‘Be bold to cook 2’- Cooking with kids:
From the success of last years ‘Be bold to Cook’ it was decided to deliver the cooking sessions again in the summer holidays, to introduce healthy alternatives and cooking methods to the diets of BME young adults and children. These workshops helped them to be more informed and focused about healthy eating habits just from the beginning.
This project was funded by ‘Safer Grant Trafford partnership’ to run cooking lessons aimed at BME kids in the summer holidays. Kids got the opportunity to prepare healthy, easy to make dishes and also learnt nutritional values from the nutritionist. These sessions also provide community cohesion in the community and promoted culture awareness amongst the kids.