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Groups supporting mental wellbeing encouraged to apply for Five Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Scheme

Derbyshire County Council Public Health Department are encouraging local support groups to take advantage of the Five Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Scheme aiming to improve the mental well being of people living in Derbyshire.

The aim of the fund is to improve the mental wellbeing of people living in Derbyshire by
providing community based activities and services that help people to access the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.

Mental wellbeing can take many different forms, but a useful description is ‘feeling good’ and ‘functioning well’. Mental wellbeing is more than just happiness, it includes feelings of contentment, enjoyment, self-confidence and self-esteem. Physical and mental wellbeing are closely related and so overall wellbeing involves both the mind and the body.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of national evidence-based actions (developed by the
New Economics Foundation) which promote people’s wellbeing. They are Connect, Be
Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. These activities are simple things
individuals can do in their everyday lives which have been proven to help improve people’s mental wellbeing.

Local voluntary, community or faith groups and organisations who deliver services in Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire are invited to apply for the small grant scheme.

Grants can be applied for, for up to £1500, on the condition that all grant money must be spent on the project within one year receiving the award. The grant scheme is administered by Chesterfield Champion, Derbyshire Voluntary Action and all applications must be sent to them by 5pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

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