Cornwall Blog

All Positive People blog posts from Cornwall

 

Building Confidence – Stephens Story

Having left his job as a forklift driver in December 2018, Stephen, although having applied for various roles, was struggling to find employment. Unmotivated and disheartened by this, Stephen was referred to the Positive People project delivered by Active Plus. Since...

Social Prescribing – Doreen’s story

Doreen was referred to St Austell Healthcare Social Prescribing, and now wants to tell her story about how they helped her improve her lifestyle! "I live alone now, a widow. But I have always been very active with sport, cycling and walking. "I looked after elderly...

Social Prescribing – Elaine’s story

Elaine is feeling so much more herself after the help she received from her Social Prescriber. Here's her story... "It all started in August 2018 when I had pain in my knee, I needed surgery but needed to lose weight prior to being able to be referred onto the waiting...

Torpoint Schools get arty!

Positive People partner,  Pentreath, has teamed up with the Infant and Junior schools in Torpoint for an amazing art project! All the children were given the task of designing a tile with the theme of “What you love about living in Torpoint”. Once all the tiles were...

“I now feel like I can cope” – Martin’s story

Martin didn't know where to turn after many years of illness and mental health challenges, but now he wants to share his story about how his life has improved. “My story began after my partner and I separated. “I have been living on my own for about 19 years now. I...

“I finally know my worth” – Kate’s story

Kate knew where she wanted to be in life, but just needed the confidence boost and support to get there. She now wants to tell her story in the hope it'll show others that anything is possible. "Last year I felt things needed to change, so I finally contact Pentreath....

Positive People take on The Saltash Regatta!

The Saltash sunshine was shining for us as Positive People took on the annual Regatta! The smell of food from all over the world and the sound of live music created a buzzing, welcoming atmosphere. Thousands and thousands of people head to the Cornish town every year...

The story behind ’83 Strong’ at CHAOS

May we introduce our fabulous Positive People partners in Cornwall... CHAOS. CHAOS (which stands for Community Helping All Of Society) are helping disadvantaged and vulnerable people by engaging them in activities and supporting them to access work in the community....

Meet our staff – Juliet

Tell us a bit about you? I moved to Cornwall from London six years ago and embarked on a psychology and counselling degree. Since then I have worked with clients with serious addiction issues, mental health and complex needs, as well as using successful intervention...

Helping Cornwall to achieve Health and Happiness!

As the sun started to peek through and the wind began to die down, Falmouth Moor was filled with people who had come to find out more about our brand new Social Prescribing service. Launched during Mental Health Awareness Week, we were joined by hundreds of people and...

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...