Volunteers create ‘Pathway to Health’
Service users from Pathways Day Services in Kirklees are teaming up with a host of local organisations to create a three mile ‘wellbeing walk’ in Almondbury.
The project, known as ‘Pathways to Health’, will see organisations such as the Tolson Museum, library service and Public Rights of Way come together with Pathways to create the walk in the Almondbury area.
Volunteers from Pathways will work with the Tolson Museum in Huddersfield to create an exhibition showcasing elements of social history with links to mental health and wellbeing.
The exhibition will then be replicated on a series of boards along the course of the walk, with volunteers from Pathways working with Public Rights of Way on the groundwork.
Pathways to Health has been funded by the Trust’s Creative Minds Strategy and local councillors from the Almondbury area. It aims to promote social inclusion and build a connection to the wider local community.
Daniella Wild, a social worker at Pathways, said: “This project really focuses on service user involvement and will help them to develop a number of skills. We hope that encouraging access to the museum and library service will lead to greater volunteering opportunities for the service users too.”
Pathways is based in Mirfield and gives adults with mental health issues the opportunity to participate in activities to improve their confidence and self esteem. The service is jointly run by the Trust and Kirklees Council.
The Trust’s strategy underlines its commitment to having a creative approach to service delivery as well as promoting more opportunities for individuals and groups to develop and grow creatively. You can find out more about Creative Minds at www.creativemindsuk.com