Healthy Norwich gave out more than £42,000 in grants to local groups in 2017/18, backing 11 projects that will make Norwich a better place to live and work.
This is the third year in a row that Healthy Norwich has given grants to local groups. Most of the projects this year will promote good mental health in Norwich and parts of Broadland. The money comes from NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group, one of the main partners in Healthy Norwich and is administered by Norfolk Community Foundation.
The Chair of Norwich CCG, Tracy Williams, said: “Community groups know their local residents, and know the issues people face that have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.
“We know from past experience that many third sector and volunteer community groups run some fantastic schemes which help people live more healthily. Our grants can support them getting these new, innovative ideas off the ground.”
Mental Wellbeing Innovation Fund
• Age UK Norwich - To build on and develop support for carers of people living with dementia.
• Henderson Trust - To deliver three 'Outside the Box' courses on sex and relationships.
• Home-Start Norfolk - To run the Bump Start programme to support pregnant women in an area where families face multiple challenges.
• Norfolk Eating Disorders Association T/a Eating Matters - To offer Psychoeducational support to people referred to the service.
• Norwich International Youth Project - To train five members of the volunteer team in youth Mental Health First Aid, and to increase the individual support programme.
• St Martins Housing Trust - To run two mindfulness based stress reduction programmes which will feed in to weekly Mindfulness sessions.
• Sue Lambert Trust - To develop and expand support groups for male and female survivors of sexual abuse, and their carers/ family members.
• The Prince's Trust - To provide mental health support to unemployed and vulnerable young people aged from 16 - 30 on two employability courses.
Innovation to Support Sustainable Healthy Communities Fund
• Norfolk Community Law Service - To enable NCAN to pilot developing its referral system to effectively link health, social welfare and community resources in Norwich to maximise outcomes for patients and clients.
• Norfolk Eating Disorders Association T/a Eating Matters - To hold group workshops for people with emotion-driven overeating issues.
• Opening Doors - To run a 10-month Diabetes Prevention Project for 40 adults with learning disabilities.