GMCC award £7,000 to launch Wythenshawe Women’s Wellbeing
‘The Shawe’ – ‘Supported Housing Achieving Women’s Empowerment’ – is our longstanding service in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, for mothers with mental health needs.
We are proud and excited to announce that we have received over £7,000 funding to launch a programme of sessional work for women at The Shawe and other local organisations – called Wythenshawe Women’s Wellbeing (WWW). The project comprises of a series of wellbeing workshops through which our service users and local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations can collaborate through discussion, activities and celebration.
The grant has been awarded by Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, with the aim of improving the social inclusivity and access to services for people in Greater Manchester with enduring mental health needs. By enabling an integrated approach to mental health provision, it is believed that more community opportunities and greater resilience can be achieved.
WWW will develop over four weeks covering themes relating to women’s wellbeing, opportunities and experiences, including;
- Managing Mental Health
- Health and Wellbeing Kickstarter
- Widening Horizons/Accessing Information
- Volunteering/Interactive Feedback
WWW will run twice over the summer – the first programme for women at The Shawe only, the second for female service users from other local services and organisations. Key to WWW is that women are able to not only find out about opportunities in their community and mutually gain support from their peers, but also voice their opinions, experiences and be part of developing the WWW programme itself. Participants from Programme 1 will have the opportunity to co-produce and co-deliver Programme 2.
WWW will end in a barbecue celebration, bringing together all participants and local organisations in the area.
Look out for photos of the brilliant art, activity and discussion-based work – all relating to mental health and wellbeing – that is yet to come!