What is the Project About?
Connect is a membership project that offers a weekly programme of events and activities for people with continuing mental health problems.
Connect is valued enormously by its members, who come along to feel part of a safe and welcoming community, where they can socialise and learn new skills at their own pace.
What does the Project Do?
At the heart of Connect is its relaxed café-style environment, complete with its own small courtyard. Here, members can just sit quietly, or enjoy company and conversation with others.
A wide programme of events and activities is on offer throughout the week. Workshops include a range of Arts and Crafts, Basic Skills and IT Skills, as well as healthy living activities such as cooking, cycling, aromatherapy and football. The project also has an allotment.
Members find Connect helps them build confidence as well as discover new talents and build new friendships.
In addition to a skilled staff team, Connect has a member’s Helpers Group and a member’s Action Group. These offer members the opportunity to share their skills with each other and to be directly involved in decisions about the project ’s activities.
Referrals are received from Care Managers via Create.