Connecting Communities Event

Positive People are CONNECTING COMMUNITIES with Social Prescribing in Falmouth and Penryn during Mental Health Awareness Week 2019.

WHEN – Thursday 16th May 2019 10am – 4pm

WHERE – On and around Falmouth Moor

 Discover how you can improve your health and wellbeing through a day of information, fun and activities at this FREE event!

There will be healthy food and drink to try, live music and entertainment, exercise tasters, art and holistic therapies and so much more!

Community is important. And getting communities to come together and interact has a significant effect on mental health, as well as creating friendships. What better way to achieve this than to hold a fun and active event?

Social Prescribing has been introduced to doctors’ surgeries in the Cornwall area in the past few months in order to give those who struggle with their mental health an alternative way to begin their journey to feeling better as opposed to medication.

This will not only be a great family day out for Cornish locals, but attendees will walk away from this event with the skills and motivation to improve their health and wellbeing. The event is being held during Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, and as mental health is such an important subject currently Pluss and Positive People – feel it’s not only a pinnacle time to hold the event but also to publicise it.

It will be a vibrant and exciting event, with so many opportunities for some fantastic photographs. There are many community groups attending, and lots of classes being held which will be great to share with the public.

Notes to editors

  1. For more information contact [email protected] or [email protected] Connecting Communities event is being held for any member of the public who is out of work and would like to come along.
  2. Positive People is a partnership between Pluss, Cosmic, Pop Plus, Torbay Community Development Trust and Devon Community Foundation. It offers a lifeline to anyone who is over 25 and out of work to build hope, confidence and skills. It is funded by the European Social Fund and the national Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
  3. The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
  4. The BBO project has received £5 million of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/europeangrowth-funding.