Project name: Oldham districts five ways to well-being project for young people
Our charity’s mission and vision is to deliver high quality activities and experiences for Oldham young people aged 8-25 to enhance the quality of their lives and provide support for those who need additional help to achieve their potential.
Our project will connect young people enabling them to discuss issues informally with youth workers, access drop-in counselling, art therapy and online support.
It will help young people to be active through weekly exercise-based activities including football, dance and boccia (for disabled children). Activity promotes higher mental wellness whilst increasing self-esteem, resilience and teamwork. It will help young people take notice through workshops on issues affecting young people's lives including hate crime, bullying and body image. It will help young people learn new skills including in areas such as mental health and how to have difficult conversations. It will also help young people give back by becoming mental health ambassadors to support their peers. Activities will include inter-generational engagement with elderly community members through tea parties for example.
How the £50,000 grant will help
The funding will enable us to progress our project idea further by piloting a 12 month “5 ways to wellbeing project” which can be rolled out to our other settings. It will fund the youth work delivery, supervision, marketing/promotion and monitoring/evaluation.