Global mental health
July 30th 2018
August 1st 2020
Vintage Vibes is a partnership between The Broomhouse Centre and LifeCare Edinburgh.
Working across several disadvantaged areas of the city, the new Community Adventurers programme will match around 75 VIPs (lonely older people) aged 65+ with a local volunteer to take part in, or lead, community-based volunteering or social action.
As a result of the shared interest, true friendships are created. The VIPs will be more engaged in their local community, more confident and less lonely.
The project will also help to highlight and address current gaps in suitable volunteering opportunities for older people.
The grant will pay for staffing, project costs and a contribution to overheads.
Mental Health has been a priority for Comic Relief’s funding in the UK for over ten years we have invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.
£30 could improve mental health and support networks for people experiencing or at risk of poor mental health.