Waterside Women’s Centre was funded by Elevate for an exciting project ‘Connected Together’. The aim of the project was to enhance mental health and general wellbeing, reduce isolation and increase community engagement for mums and their families. The organisation delivered two five-week programmes offering expert advice and opportunities for mums, developing the women’s skills and enabling them to live a fuller life as a family and to enjoy better health and wellbeing.
The project tackled health inequalities in their area by using a coaching approach to increase knowledge and empower the women giving them tools and techniques to use at home with their families. These tools included positive parenting techniques, relaxation methods and mindfulness which would help the mums to become more compassionate, building resilience for children in times of stress.