Cash boost for therapeutic mental wellbeing colouring club cheering people up during Covid19

By Good News Post

Colouring sessions to help to support those going through difficult times has been given extra funding.

ROC WSM is aiming to building a safer and kinder Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. In its latest work it has given £165 to help the Big Worle Colouring Club in Worle, Somerset – boosting the mental wellbeing of people who receive the packs.

The scheme has been running to great success in the Bournville area of the town. In the last few weeks during Lockdown, dozens of colouring packs have been given to residents who could benefit.

Emma is also looking to do face to face sessions at the Healthy Living Centre in the Bournville and at the Big Worle Hub in Worle for groups of six once the pandemic restrictions allow and is currently raising funds for this aspect of her project.

She said: “This is brilliant news – this scheme is proving very valuable to many people.

“Colouring is very therapeutic and relaxes the mind. 

“When people colour in they just focus on the colouring and forget all their worries. 

“I have set up and delivered colouring packs to vulnerable families which have been greatly appreciated. The funding will help to support this project.”

The group will meet over coffee when restrictions are lifted and a family group is looking to be set up.

ROC WSM have previously given £1100 to help three children at risk of exclusion to receive 12 sessions of play therapy delivered by qualified counsellor and therapist Yvonne Britton.

Dave and Penny Hynds of ROC WSM said: “We are thrilled to support this project which is helping people with their mental wellbeing during very challenging times.”