Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Year 1 Awardee

Don’t Be A Stranger

Type of initiative funded: Group Activity


Funding awarded: £2810


Project description:

Loneliness, isolation, and poverty have severely increased in the people we support during Covid. We hear many comments about how much it means to our attendees to be able to sit and chat to others in similar circumstances at our two outreach sessions each week. Therefore we would like to run a morning tea/coffee session once a week. We want to start a morning tea/coffee session encouraging the people we see at outreach and trolley sessions to attend - primarily for social interactions. We will provide a quiet safe space in the city centre where they can come for conversation, card, and board games etc. we will provide information and signposting to other services. We will also help with applications and will ask other organisations to refer people to our sessions.