Wellbeing is about so much more than physical and mental health. It is also about feeling part of a community. We want everyone to see the refurbished building as their local resource, a place they can hang out and make new friends. We will therefore always ensure that the front suite of the baths are available as a place to spend time without having to spend money, which is a rarity in the local area.
Once the refurbishment is finished, we will be able to expand our groundbreaking Wellbeing Programme, aiming to create conditions and safe spaces to reduce health inequalities by facilitating an eclectic range of creative activities, which have a person centred and holistic approach to wellbeing. As always, the programme will be led by community needs and aspirations and will reflect the diversity of Govanhill.
Finally, it is important that the baths building feels like a safe space. We will put measures in place to ensure this is the case, including Mental Health First Aid training for staff, disability awareness training, segregated swimming events, and an Inclusive Access Plan. You can read more about all these things here.