The 20 Projects from The Ideas Fund include:
HU4 community network group: Developing a community hub to build connectedness to address increases in social isolation and social issues to secure mental health and well-being in an area of the city that has very few resources.
Hull Community Church: To give opportunities to people in the local community to support each other with an intercultural ethos and a sense that everyone has something to give as well as something to receive. Additionally, utilising ESOL to explore topics chosen by the community members, which can include getting support for problems the community are experiencing, for example with reading an official letter, budgeting, a benefit claim, etc.
Groundwork Yorkshire: Women in the former St Andrew’s Ward of Hull: Looking at how memories and experience can impact us and our future choices, enabling individuals and groups to explore and learn skills to help them understand themselves better, to improve wellbeing and emotional resilience for themselves, their children, friends, family and community.
Bameen: This project explores the issues of cultural foods and healthy diets and impacts on mental wellbeing.
The Friends of Kneeshaw Park: To re-engage the community with its 17-acre park where people and nature work together for a healthy sustainable future that encourages a sense of place, meaningful connections, and lasting memories.
Fitmums and Friends: To create a Bereavement Forest school and literature projects to support children experiencing grief and loss. To provide ‘active support’ to improve emotional wellbeing.
Borashabaa Refugee Community Organisation: A community centre for asylum seekers and refugees. Tackling the language barriers causing mental health issues for those who cannot understand or write English. Creating after school activities for young people.
Neighbourhood Network: To educate women about the menopause and perimenopause, offer non-medical services to enhance womens’ mental wellbeing whilst they navigate this stage of life, along with support for premenopausal and postmenopausal women.
Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group: Looking at changes in behaviour when experiencing dementia, the group offer ways to avoid flash points and provide coping strategies identified by people with dementia to share with their families and carers, learning new skills and how this impacts wellbeing of all concerned.
The Hull Roundheads RUFC: To identify the stigma and barriers which discourage LGBTQ+ individuals from participating in gay and inclusive sports teams and develop strategies/activities to address that.
Oxygen: To support parents to better understand how trauma and attachment affect both theirs and their children’s behaviours, emotions and mental wellbeing.
WhoseSpace Derringham: Coronation Road and West Derringham: To ask residents for their perception of the role of greenspaces in their community as a place of well-being and how they can take ownership of the greenspaces for their own mental well-being.
Rewilding Youth: This project aims to reconnect young people living in urban areas with their wild selves through running a range of activities in local wild spaces focused on fostering nature connection and positive mental wellbeing.
Self Advocacy Through Story-Telling: The VOICE group was initiated by the ambition of an individual who said he wanted to help other people with learning disabilities to live full lives and to have a voice in their community. It’s a way to think about what matters for adults with learning disabilities living in Hull and to demonstrate to people holding power that everyone has a voice.
OSHI: OSHI is a peer led project that connects those with relevant lived experiences to those living through experiences of addiction and recovery who need immediate help which is not met by an existing system.
Open Up and Transform: To explore and learn more about various topics linked to the justice system, with the hope that this will break isolation and improve mental wellbeing between people inside and outside prison, and form meaningful relationships that might lead to further collaboration.
NORM Wellbeing Project: Youth Aspire Connect’s NORM wellbeing project will co-create toolkits and creative outputs to support young people, parents and community leaders destigmatise and normalise conversations about mental health and wellbeing among young people from minority backgrounds.
Supporting Family Members Affected by ABI: P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery’s project will focus on improving the mental wellbeing of families living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) in Hull.
ERNI: Emotions aRe Not Illness (ERNI) is a group of people who meet virtually, of both mental health service users and practitioners in Hull who are frustrated by the current mental health service systems. They build real-world relationships and co-create resources together.
Project Insight: To work with visually impaired children in Hull to research factors affecting both their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The project will work in collaboration with arts organisations experienced with working with children, to create a diverse programme of activities.