2019 is the Year of Wellbeing. Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation have produced this document to give some examples of what is happening in Coventry to improve people’s wellbeing.
Committee member Shagufta Hamid Khan is leading a mental health project for Muslim communities and will involve a conference of experts. There is stigma attached to the issue within many Muslim communities and people are not aware of what can be done to help. The project will later be expanded into other Asian communities. The project will have to raise its own funds.
Mental Health in Other Cultures
Many Africans also negative attitudes towards those with mental health issues. Some languages do not even have a word to describe mental wellbeing.
In Coventry the Irish community held an Irish Day at Finbar’s club which helped older Irish people who felt isolated. As well as eating and talking they were also able to benefit from health and other checks.
Homelessness is often linked to mental health issues. Service providers do not always give people information about where they can go for other help.
In Coventry the following people provide services for the homeless and others:
Harnall Lifehouse Day Centre provides meals, clothing, advice on finding accommodation, training and education. Signposting for benefits advice. Health care. Street outreach services.
It helps homeless people with multiple needs and rough sleepers.
Harnall Lifehouse Day Centre
Harnall Lane West
Phone: 024 7601 1770
The Real Junk Food Project
You can pay with cash if you are able to or you can donate your time and/or skills. They are open Fridays 12:00 to 14:00, Foleshill Baptist Church, Broad Street, Coventry, CV6 5AZ
Coventry Cyrenians provide individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible. The traditional view of homelessness has tended to focus on negative stereotypes. At Coventry Cyrenians we view our role as helping people to rebuild their lives. They also go into school and talk about their work.
More information about the Year of Wellbeing