The building resilience project aims to build on Huddersfield Mission’s existing work to support people in need, by offering a range of activities that will increase self-esteem and resilience.
Organised through the Mission cafe, which provides affordable and nutritious food and is recognised as a safe place, a source of support and advice for a wide range of vulnerable people, we’ll be running activities such as, cash budgeting, creative writing, art courses, basic IT courses, cook and eat courses. We’ll also be asking for attendees to share ideas about topics that they’d like to take part in.
Activities will be coordinated by our advice and activities officer, who will involve volunteers and expert sessional workers as appropriate. Each activity will last a minimum of six weeks. We will use the skills and resources of the Mission to support the activities, for example, we have an IT suite and commercial kitchen.
Our activities will be free to all – and we would encourage everyone to come along
The Mission seeks to develop a sense of hope – that life can be better for all, and the skills of resilience to cope with and get the most out of life. We work with people that have long term issues and those that suddenly have had life-changing events. We build positive relationships with people so that they can feel secure and then look to develop.
We work with people that have long term mental health conditions and many people who have symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress who have not accessed mental health services. A recent client said after receiving support from the mission staff for a few weeks, “now I have hope”.