Wellbeing Blog – The Gift of Lockdown

Reflections from Susan (ETE Worker) Due to lockdown my yoga community set up a daily practise at 6.30am to support our wellbeing. I had recently moved home and hadn’t found a new yoga centre yet, so this gave me an instant community in my new area. The fact it was on zoom delivered into my…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Lock down cook up

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Dahlia at Let’s Get It Right. Dahlia was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver an on line Hands-on community cooking class aimed at reducing isolation and showing that nutritional cooking can help you lead a healthy lifestyle. It also aimed to teach individuals how to cook on a budget…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Empowered Youth

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Sana at An-Nisa Community Empowerment. An-Nisa Community Empowerment was awarded the Innovation Fund to work with Local Schools and Youth Centres in delivering weekly mentoring sessions designed to empower young vulnerable males who could be going through difficulty in their lives resulting in their challenging behaviours that lead to…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Bowling Balls

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Maura at Yarrow Housing. Yarrow Housing was awarded the Innovation Fund to facilitate an awareness and education event about Prostate and Testicular cancer for men with learning disabilities. Maura stated that the event was co-produced with individuals with lived experience and this really supported their awareness on how the…

Wellbeing Blog: Onward and Upwards

Reflections from Hendrik (Peer Mentor) It’s the combination of so many little things that I actively pursue to support my recovery and maintain my now 3+ years sobriety from drugs and alcohol.  I have done weekly mindfulness groups online, and managed to cycle 2-3 times a week. And twice a week a walk through the neighbourhood…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Old Oak Get Together

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Lydia at Bubble Squeak Eat CIC The Bubble Squeak Eat (BSE) CIC was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide wellbeing and socialising events that aims to bring the community closer together and ensure less people locally feel lonely and isolated, particularly among elderly residents in the local area. From…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Spring into dance

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Chahrazad at WAND UK WAND UK was awarded the Innovation Fund to facilitate a series of dance workshops aimed to develop women’s confidence, improve skills and to improve mental health and wellbeing and fitness through ‘Be Active’. The first half of the program was delivered face to face but…

Wellbeing Blog: Time Out

Reflections from Martin (ETE Worker) As I walked here I saw blackberries ripening on the brambles, some dark, fat and juicy; the elder berries are still green. A runner passes behind me unaware of my presence; up in the skies a red kite soars on the thermals, poplar trees sway in the breeze, a pair…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Wellbeing Walks

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Michelle at Fruit Cake Creatives Ltd Michelle was awarded the Innovation Fund to The project will involve a group of 8 volunteer people, who will work on developing well-being walks lead by homeless people celebrating the history of the area. The project was based at St Mungo’s West London…