The third theme covered in our Helping Communities Thrive campaign is ‘Mental & Physical Health’.  

The Foundation has supported 940,294 individuals over the past five years, awarding £3,291,416 to 943 projects in the West Midlands and Warwickshire for projects encouraging mental and physical wellbeing. The Foundation has supported projects that range from counselling and therapy to inclusive sport activities.

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 the Foundation has compiled a list of helpful resources to support mental health issues, read them here.

Lifespace Trust mentoring.

We’ve supported Lifespace Trust during the pandemic with a total of £18,075 from various grants to provide virtual one to one mentoring for children and young people with either phone or digital support. This helped to reduce stress and build resilience, enabling them to achieve more. Read more.

For Mental Health Awareness Week, they’ve created some positive postcards to share thanks to additional funding from the Foundation!

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Support for physical wellbeing.

Solihull Moors Foundation, a charity that aims to make positive pathways through the power of sport, were awarded £5,000 from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund to safely deliver outdoor football sessions for children and young people with learning disabilities. Read more.

Women’s Consortium.

The Women’s Consortium aims to ensure women of any age or ethnicity are assisted through any problems by providing various activities such as counselling, workshops, healthy lifestyle training, support and advice.

The Foundation has supported them over the pandemic with a total of £14,240 in grant funding to support their response to the mental health impacts of COVID-19. They were able to provide counselling and psychological wellbeing support to both men and women.