Our team from the Safe Haven service and the Befriending Research Project visited one of the recipients of the Happiness Hub's grants today.
Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), are proud to have allocated funds for projects across County Durham and Darlington as part of the Safe Haven service, funded by County Durham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
The funds from the Safe Haven’s Happiness Hubs have gone directly to local community support providers, to launch or extend their current offer.
Overall, the increased access to community support providers such as non-crisis mental health support will improve community support in the area.
The Just for Women Centre (J4W) in Stanley received a grant to support their community work that engages with survivors of abuse and people with mental health issues through counselling, 1:1 support, craft therapy, training, bespoke workshops and support programmes.
In 2019 alone, J4W supported over 600 women.
Further funding will ensure women and young girls have access to a safe space and service, which recognises and responds to their experiences and of surviving abuse and trauma.
The Just For Women Centre will use the grant to provide anxiety workshops to people in the Stanley area with mental health issues.
Women will be able to learn coping strategies and engage in journaling exercise they can continue at home, with physical exercise and mediation incorporated into the session.
The visit to J4W’s site allowed PCP’s team from Safe Haven and the Befriending Research Project to connect with their team and discover how the grant has benefitted their service.
For more information on J4W, please visit their website.