Our new Evaluation Report for our Wellbeing Programme for th eyear 2017-18 is now available to read and download: Download Report 

The classes we offer aim to enhance the wellbeing of participants through:

  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Providing creative outlets for skills development and enhancement
  • Facilitating employment opportunities
  • Generating positive social networks
  • Improving community cohesion

Key findings for 2017-18 are:

  • An increase in male participation
  • A shift to towards younger participants
  • An increase in participants identifying as Scottish
  • A great diversity in the ethnicity and nationality of participants
  • A significant increase in participants ‘feeling positive’ having completed a workshop
  • A quarter of participants are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.
  • 85% of participants registered for workshops were newcomers.
  • 46% of participants registered for two or more different workshops
  • Wellbeing scores were significantly different between the start and end of each workshop block, signalling an overall improvement in the wellbeing of attendees.
  • Thematic analysis of participant responses revealed that workshops were well-received and positively regarded.
  • Similar themes were generated between initial and final forms for each workshop, demonstrating that course objectives, as well as participant expectations, were largely met.