Liverpool Community Mental Health Programme
Public Health Liverpool and The Life Rooms developed a pilot for a community based mental health prevention offer to support individuals and communities post COVID-19 pandemic, which ran from February 2022 to March 2023.
The pilot offered help and support for all ages and was family orientated. Activity was funded and shaped in partnership with Liverpool City Council Public Health Department using fixed term funds allocated to Liverpool to help manage the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The programme will be evaluated and the findings will help inform future strategic and commissioning intentions.
The Life Rooms participated in the pilot by providing:
- A peripatetic social prescribing service delivered by Pathway Advisors through drop-in appointments, phone and virtual access from community libraries and children’s centres across the city.
- A learning provision delivered by Learning Facilitators aimed specifically at children’s centre staff to increase their confidence to undertake supportive conversations about mental health and wellbeing.
- An employment support provision delivered by Employment Advisors that helps to support individuals into volunteering opportunities and/or paid employment to support people to remain in their jobs.
- Research and evaluation of the pilot undertaken by a Research Lead and three Research Assistants.
- A £700k fund to develop a series of micro-commissioned projects with VCSE organisations that are designed to support the outcomes of the Life Rooms Public Health Programme.
Support in your community
Between February 2022 and March 2023, The Life Rooms worked with Public Health Liverpool and your local libraries, one stop shops and children’s centres to provide you with practical support and learning opportunities that support your health and wellbeing and help you access services in your local community. We supported with issues such as:
- Family and caring responsibilities
- Mental health and physical wellbeing
- Financial difficulties
- Employment and volunteering
- Social activities and support networks
- Housing issues
- Anything else, not listed, that affected your day to day life
How the Public Health project is going
Public Health Liverpool and The Life Rooms developed a pilot for a community based mental health prevention offer to support individuals and communities post COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of this pilot our social prescribing service was delivered by Pathways Advisors who were based out of Libraries, One Stop Shops and Children’s Centres across Liverpool.