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.