Community Footprints – “Inspire Me too”
The Community Footprints Project “Inspire Me 2” aims to work with individuals with mental health conditions and struggling families, to encourage increased confidence and self-esteem. Supporting mothers with drug and alcohol problems to overcome their issues and to be able to move closer to the labour market through skills based holistic therapy training. The project supports diversity and inclusivity which reduces social isolation, supporting the participants to make friends and grow their own peer support network. The project is made up of a 6 week programme which includes tasters in Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation and relaxation with further training in chosen areas by the participants. This gives participants solid employability skills which builds confidence and can be transferred to either higher education, employment or self-employment. Other benefits of the project include acquiring new skills, participants learning learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, re-build and develop life changing experiences.
The project was profiled to engage with 30 participants. In all the project attained 30 starts of which 28 completed the programme.
The project achieved 100% profiled starts with 93% of participants completing the programme. Of the 28 participants completing 2 found work, 2 went on to higher education, 1 is exploring self-employment, 1 is self-employed and 2 have found long terms volunteering placements.
Well done to Elaine, Stacey and all the team!