Community projects awarded £15K for mental health and well-being services

Five community projects have been awarded £15,000 to improve people’s mental health and well-being. 

All five projects are based in Thamesmead and target a range of audiences, including children with special educational needs (SEND), pregnant women and new mums, musicians and those over 50.

Funding has come from the Connecting Thamesmead programme – a partnership between Peabody and Bexley and Greenwich councils.

Projects include SENDability, a 10-week programme for children and young people with SEND, as well as their parents and carers, delivered by The Morning Dew Foundation. 

Feel Good Centre will also see a boost from the funding. The centre offers a weekly social club at The Nest Community Building in Cygnet Square, for residents over the age of 50, delivered by the Listening Ears charity.

All five projects are based in Thamesmead and target a range of audiences (Picture: Connecting Thamesmead)

Other projects which will see a portion of the £15,000 include the Thamesmead Live Music event, the art therapy group Mum’s Aid and after school club Thrive Youth Club.

The projects receiving the funding have been chosen by residents in the area through Thamesmead’s community fund panel.

Rachel Carder, Peabody’s programme manager for connecting Thamesmead, said: “We’re so excited to be supporting these five fantastic projects. 

“They’ll be each of huge benefit to the local community, and collectively they’ll involve diverse groups of people from across Thamesmead.”

Pictured top: Feel Good Centre which is set to see a portion of the £15,000 funding will also see a boost from the funding (Picture: Connecting Thamesmead)

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