Let’s Make It Better’s Sunlite Café in Stirling gives people with mental health challenges the opportunity to gain self-confidence and skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Members are involved as volunteers in running the café and offered formal training in food and hygiene. In 2014 nine volunteers tried out the new REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills course, with funding from CFHS.Read ‘Let’s Make it Better – Sunlite Café’ here
Mental health and wellbeing: case studies
Many community health projects provide people with advice and support on every aspect of living with, and recovering from, mental ill health. Healthy eating, cookery and growing are all activities that can support an individual as they move along the road of recovery and wellbeing. Food activities can contribute to a healthier lifestyle, help a person regain self-confidence and a sense of belonging to a community. Many projects, like community cafés, are a good base for learning work-related skills and moving into volunteering or paid employment.