Looking to complement existing digital support activity with local partners, Moray Wellbeing Hub have launched their project ‘Digital Supports for mental health’ as part of End Digital Poverty day this 12th of September.
Kickstarting activity is a call out to community organisations already delivering digital supports to explore collaboration, prevent duplication and improve the networks and materials used in Moray to enable access to support, devices and connectivity.
MWH are also keen to hear from any organisation, group or supporters who encounter people with poor mental health and digital support needs. Their plan is to offer bespoke training, materials and support to these services to increase their confidence as Digital Champions around wellbeing. They are hosting ‘Digital inclusion for wellbeing’, an open lunchtime learning event on the 3rd of October in partnership with Moray Pathways as part of Challenge Poverty week, which is now booking for (visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/moraywellbeinghub/1004421 ).
For community members themselves, there will soon be a process to signpost people or apply directly for devices and 1-2-1 support. For now, support will be through existing peer-support drop-ins in Forres, Elgin and Buckie with the ambition to grow this in the east and through outreach in the coming months.
Any interested Moray organisations, supporters or individuals are encouraged to contact Moray Wellbeing Hub directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01343 576219. Project information will also be updated on MWH website projects page – www.moraywellbeinghub.org.uk/projects/
Drop-ins with digital support from peers:
- Mondays: Forres Medical Centre 10-12noon
- Mondays: Linkwood Medical Centre 12.30-2.30pm (bi-weekly from 25th September)
- Tuesdays: Bow Café Elgin 9.30-11.30am
- Tuesdays: Buckie Community Hub 1-2.30pm
“Digital inclusion means ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence and can access an appropriate device and connectivity to do the things they want to do online.“ – TEC
The project aims to build both community capacity as well as help individuals to gain increased confidence and ability to make use of digital supports for wellbeing and has funding till July 2024 from the Digital Pioneers Mental Health Fund administered by SCVO.