The Manchester Wellbeing Fund, provided by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, is an exciting opportunity for investment in Manchester communities.
This is a three year programme to work with communities and its main objectives are:
• To develop community support around people’s mental health needs
• To promote mental health and wellbeing
• To challenge the stigma around mental illness
What is the Manchester Wellbeing Fund?
As part of a vision for Manchester services, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust wants to build community support to promote wellbeing (feeling good and functioning well), and support people living with mental health conditions in the community, so they can help people to manage their own conditions.
A budget of £1.5m will be available over the next three years and delivered through three groups (North, Central, and South) which will meet monthly to review and develop proposals.
To help support this process, service users, carers, community representatives and staff from the Trust will sit on these groups. The Trust hopes to draw on the extensive knowledge of these different representatives, from the lived experience of service users and carers, the local knowledge of community residents, to the working knowledge of staff, to help develop exciting and innovative projects.
You are needed to make this happen.
The Trust can help new groups to become established, or support existing ones, and the Trust is encourage proposals that might involve a particular community of interest not only those confined to just one neighbourhood. Whether you are an established organisation or a group of residents with a project you would like to develop, you are encouraged to get in touch.
For further information and to get involved, visit: www.gmmh.nhs.uk/manchester-wellbeing-fund