The project known as ‘Mondays’ at the Museum’, which provides support for the mental health and overall wellbeing of residents, has successfully secured additional funding from the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

Up until now, the initiative has garnered a total sum of £42,865, which will sustain the project until March 2024.

Developed in collaboration with Local Services 2 You and involving more than 20 local groups, ‘Mondays at the Museum’ has already assisted 3,329 residents within the initial 12-month period. This underscores the evident demand for a comprehensive approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Operating from Tolson Museum, the project delivers various activities aimed at enhancing wellbeing. These encompass yoga, Tai Chi, gardening, strolls, musical engagements, parent-and-child sessions, a museum-themed activity kit, and creative undertakings. Our Social Prescribing Link Workers are available throughout the day to provide assistance, counteracting feelings of social isolation and solitude. Sessions usually run from 11 am to 3 pm.

Tolson Museum offers a supportive and laid-back atmosphere, providing the perfect milieu for individuals to connect with specialised services, agencies, and professionals to address their specific health requirements.

The supplementary funding secured by the lead organisation, Local Service 2 You, ensures the partnership’s ability to address individual necessities, combat social isolation, and enhance mental health and overall well-being within our local communities. This will equip individuals with the necessary tools to aid themselves, simultaneously alleviating some of the burden on our healthcare partners.

Social Prescribing Link Workers are present at Tolson Museum every Monday, collaborating closely with GP practices in Kirklees to furnish free, non-clinical support to individuals grappling with mental health challenges.

Tolson Museum opens its doors at 10 am on Mondays, with well-being activities scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm.