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Active Wellbeing (Mental Health Services)

Active Prospects is working with communities across East Surrey to co-create an Active Wellbeing Service, an innovative new health and wellbeing community for people experiencing mental health problems in the East Surrey area. The new service approach will be substantially different from the current model of delivery with a focus on recovery, community and co-production, and will involve a period of change and reshaping involving all stakeholders during 2017 (phase 1) and a full realisation from 2018 (phase 2) and evolving to an enhanced fully sustainable model in its final phase (phase 3) .

Based at Active Prospects’ existing services in East Surrey, the Active Wellbeing Service will work with its members to develop packages of support that offers each individual the best possible chance of achieving recovery. Its membership-led approach will promote peer-to-peer support, co-design of services, routes to work, a real sense of ownership over one’s own recovery programme and the development of community networks and understanding of mental health wellbeing.

Active Wellbeing will be a genuine partnership between its members, its staff and the communities for which it operates. Based at a number of wellbeing services and community locations it will work with its members and staff to create activities and services throughout East Surrey, promoting a non-stigmatised view of mental health.

Active Wellbeing uses its co-production approach to establish service priorities clearly and collaboratively, ensuring value for money and a transparent process of development through the three identified phases of the service establishment. Particularly in the later phase of the change process, its work will focus on ensuring the long term sustainability of Active Wellbeing.

Physical facilities

The Active Wellbeing service will operate initially from its four mental health services Massetts Road (Horley), Doods Road (Reigate), Chapel Road (Redhill) and Croydon Road (Caterham). These homes have spaces for 1 to 1, peer and community activities, and these will be supplemented by community venues and facilities as well as communal spaces in other Active Prospects’ services.

Our goal is to establish a number of activity-based services that will also act as the location for wellbeing and social enterprise activities such as café services, vintage goods and recycling, and potentially a car washing business (these will be developed to realise the aspirations, skills and recovery goals of members).