CLEAR has received a grant of £7,700 from Western Power Distribution via Local Giving. This will help to support CLEAR clients experiencing loneliness and isolation to build emotional resilience based on the principles of the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'.

Participants will be supported to:

  • Connect with others and with nature
  • Give - do something positive for someone else
  • Take Notice - be present in the moment and attentive to a task
  • Learn something new
  • Be Active

Carolyn Webster, CLEAR CEO said: “The grant from Western Power Distribution, via Local Giving, will make a big difference to the range of help we can offer. Many survivors of abuse and violent crime feel lonely and isolated by their experience and this has additional impacts on their mental health. The CLEAR Connect project will help to build emotional resilience so that people are more able to cope with everyday life, to reconnect with others and to make the best of the support available to them. We would like to say a huge thank-you to Western Power Distribution for their much needed support”

Delivery will be face to face where possible but for people who do not feel able to do this we can start their journey online and encourage them to physically connect when the time is right. We will also include mindfulness activities and therapeutic techniques such as working with clay, engaging with blue and green gym. People will be signposted to this new initiative as part of CLEAR’s referral and support process.

The outcomes from CLEAR Connect are for people to feel more able to support their own emotional wellbeing and mental health, and to support others, building feelings of connection and empathy.

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