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The Great Cause Pause for Applause: Healthbox CIC

April 30, 2018

"I always enjoy what we're doing because I always have a laugh!" 

 

Healthbox CIC are a Community Interest Company based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The social enterprise exists with the aim to provide health and wellbeing services to all aspects of the community. Healthbox hosts a multidisciplinary team from public health nutritionists, yoga instructors, counsellors, oral health practitioners and more. Each member of the team come to healthbox as a volunteer with a real passion for health promotion.

 

Services

 

 

Healthbox run services that cover all aspects of a person's life, from baby weaning sessions, to toddler nutrition, primary and secondary schools workshops including healthy cookery, anti-bullying awareness, personal hygiene, alcohol & drug awareness and child yoga and mindfulness. They provide Mental Health support for children, adults and Mental Health First Aid training for businesses and individuals.

 

Falls Prevention

Healthbox also run physiotherapy and falls prevention classes for the elderly, with the aim of improving their strength and balance and reducing the risk of a fall.

 

 

Funded Projects

 

The Welcome Network

Fighting holiday hunger around the borough of Cheshire West and Chester

 

The Wellbeing High Street

A project designed to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of Ellesmere Port through creative methods such as art, relaxing movements and confidence building.  £497,000 Big Lottery Funding was secured for this project.

 

 

Previous Achievements:

 

Healthbox CIC have delivered a 3 year schools programme 5-19 programme in Cheshire West and Chester offering schools in the area one free workshop of their choice

 

Rural Living well Project which ended in April 2018. The project provided residents living in the rural areas and living with long term health conditions with activities such as Mocktail and Quiz nights, Feel Good With Food, Falls Prevention classes and more.

 

 

What They Say

 

The Wellbeing High Street

 

“This is so good for me as I have anxiety issues and depression, my friend who has depression will definitely benefit from this”

 

Mental Health First Aid Training

 

“Excellent course, excellent lecturer, excellent venue. Training was enlightening, invaluable and practically empowering. So glad I came.”

 

Yoga and Mindfulness

 

“I like that yoga is always there when you need it” Macie, Y5 pupil, Dec 2017

 

 

Many thanks to Jessica Conner for providing the information for this week's very worthy Pause For Applause. 

For more information visit http://www.healthboxcic.com/

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