We would like to see ideas for projects that are based on encouraging people to take part in activities, make new connections and be more active.
We are making a great investment into Health and Wellbeing for Exeter’s communities alongside a number of key partners. Find out more from the Wellbeing Exeter website http://www.wellbeingexeter.co.uk/.
Examples of projects that could be funded under this priority
Health & Wellbeing event or workshops – taster sessions for people to try new activities, meet new people and make some changes that will improve their wellbeing.
Men in Sheds – a project to encourage men to come together to use their skills to recycle old tools, have a chat and make friends.
Talking bench – a bench located in a local area with signs that encourage people to take a seat and have a chat with people from their community.
Arts and craft projects – encourage people to come along, learn a new skill, meet new friends.
Projects that have been supported that focus on health & wellbeing
St Leonards Neighbourhood Association – received a grant to hold a mental health and wellbeing street fair. The grant helped towards the materials, equipment and publicity. The day included short talks, active games, dancing and singing. Residents also enjoyed a communal meal at the end of the fair.
Pete’s Dragon – This charity was funded to run free suicide awareness and prevention courses to try and create suicide-safer communities in Exeter. The charity also wants to establish a hub of support throughout the city.
Alright Mate CIC – A community based art project received funding to take an interactive audio/visual art tour across Exeter communities to encourage men to start talking about mental health to help break down stigma and barriers. They deliver art based projects to raise awareness, start and keep conversations about men’s mental health going, and ultimately improve mental health and wellbeing for men in Exeter’s communities.