Healthwatch Isle of Wight Community Cash Fund

As a result of receiving funds from Healthwatch we ran a project for 10 weeks of outdoor activities ( some indoor in bad weather) in our non-pressurised setting for learners with mental health issues/depression, especially those who feel isolated and/or with learning disabilities.

Learners worked together to complete some conservation work at Bodster CIC, including planting seeds and trees and also some nature-based craft to help improve their mental well-being and enable them to develop mindfulness techniques through team exercises.

We want to say a massive Thank you to Healthwatch for the funds to run this project!

Part of this project involved learners being actively involved in contributing to an Impact Report that Bodster sent to Healthwatch to :-

  • Give feedback from local learners about health and social care services
  • Explain what the overall positive health & wellbeing outcome for people has been and how this has been measured

To find out more about what we did and to get a copy of the Impact Report our learners produced as a result do get in touch with Giles and Jo Boddington