September 27th, 2016

Improving health of residents holds the key to project

Updated: 9:45 am, May 07, 2015

ORGANISATIONS from across the borough are set to join forces to improve the health of residents.

An ambitious six-month project aims to get as many Redditch groups as possible involved to run sessions focusing on one of six themes – mental health, relationships, food, physical health, creativity and community.

Led by Redditch Mental Health Action Group and Yum Tum Club, the campaign already has the support of over 30 organisations but more are being sought ahead of its launch this May.

It is hoped with enough support a kite festival could be put on in October, to coincide with the town’s third Wellbeing Week, which will celebrate the achievements of all those taking part. Residents and groups will be asked to decorate kites throughout the project which will then be flown at the end event, an activity proven by research to improve people’s mood.

Fay Yeng from Yum Tum Club said: “The idea of the project is not only to benefit all the residents taking part but also to unite the groups within the town who we already know are doing fantastic things.

“We believe as a consortium we can achieve much more and really make a difference, reaching out to those who may perhaps not already be involved in activities and broadening the range of sessions offered in the community.”

Anyone interested is invited to attend one of two meetings being held at Redditch Town Hall on Tuesday (January 20) at 1pm and 7pm.

For more information or to register an interest if not able to attend a meeting, e-mail redditchmhag@gmail.com or call 07788 379389.

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