Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) is to carry on its successful ‘Mind Your Mind’ programme after receiving £25,000 of funding.
The project is now jointly backed by the Community Interventions Fund, Fife Mental Health Improvement Group and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland - and it will see the organisation continue to run courses for people across Fife.
The funding will also enable it to expand the project to people of all ages for another 12 months, following its inception two years ago.
Duncan Mitchell (pictured), FEAT general manager, explained: “Over the last two years, our funding from the Community Interventions Fund has been aimed at delivering ‘mindfulness’ to the over-50 age group, with the aim of supporting people to maintain good mental health in later life.
“With the joint funding from FMHIG and Lloyds TSB, we can now offer the course to all age groups.”
The course helps people to practice ‘mindfulness’, a way of paying attention to the present moment.
It uses techniques such as meditation, breathing and tai-chi. Proven as a way of dealing with stress, anxiety and even addictive behaviours, mindfulness can give people more insight into their emotions, boost their attention and concentration and improve relationships.
The next course runs from May 27 - July 1 in Glenrothes.
To book call 01592 759371 or email email@example.com
As part of its work at Silverburn Park, FEAT will also be hosting a free Spring Family Fun Day at the park this Saturday, April 19. There will be a range of family fun on offer, including music from local bands, a demonstration from the Leven branch of the GTF Taekwondo Federation, activities with Medieval Methil and a number of other stalls.