Asset Based Community development is an approach that supports communities to identify what they already have available to them locally. ‘Branching Out’ is a unique workshop which helps a group to focus on the positive assets in their community.
By using an interactive mapping tool we help groups to identify the assets which are unique to them and their community with a view to improving mental health and wellbeing.
Once the assets have been identified we look at ways of sharing them within the group, planning for goals and changes that will help maintain or improve the groups’ mental health and wellbeing. We then encourage the group to focus on the 5 ways to wellbeing with a view to identifying ways of building and strengthening what already exists.
The workshop takes around 2 hours of your time but will be delivered free at a time convenient to you.
Upsy Downsy is a workshop that encourages participants to developskills and knowledge that will lead to improved positive mental health and social wellbeing. The board game is an interactive way of supporting people to identify an action plan that is personal to them.
The engagement workers then follow the workshop up by reminding participants of their action plan/pledges 6 weeks later.
This was developed based on strong evidence based research that identifies, people are far more likely to achieve personal goals if they write their ideas down and even more likely to achieve success if they tell someone else of their intentions.
Upsy Ducksy is a new edition to the community engagement brief advice resource tool kit, the game was designed to educate participants around the five ways to wellbeing at community events.
'Upsy Ducksy’ gives us the opportunity to start a discussion about the five ways in an interactive and fun way.
Participants are asked to hook a duck, each duck has one of the five ways to wellbeing written on its undercarriage. We then start a conversation with the participant about ‘that’ particular way to wellbeing, what it implies and what they might do that could improve their mentalhealth and social wellbeing.
Upsy Downsy and Upsy Ducksy is only part of the Healthy Heads project which offers a fully funded wellbeing improvement programme of free events for schools, workplaces and community groups. For more information on Healthy Heads please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in taking part in this workshop please contact Farzana on 01204 546040 or email: email@example.com