Compassionate Grit is a community interest company and social enterprise based in Inverclyde. It's mission is to support people to build emotional resilience and encourage positive self-esteem and increase confidence.
Compassionate Grit were awarded funding as part of the Scottish Government's Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing fund, administered by CVS Inverclyde. We chatted to Marion and Michelle about what this funding will mean.
"At Compassionate Grit we are delighted to have received funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. This funding has allowed us to be able to increase the delivery of our signature programme Ready Player 1. This means that we are been able to reach more people within our community to support and improve emotional resilience that will encourage our participants to be self-starters resulting in increased confidence and self-esteem.
"This funding will allow for young people in S5 and S6 within Inverclyde to complete the Ready Player 1 training. Ready player 1 allows for everyone to create their own avatar by learning how to uncover their core values, set boundaries and build a toolkit that will enable them to shift their mindset from negative to positive. This will increase a better quality of life for participants and the benefits will be felt like a ripple effect from participants to peers, siblings, families, community and beyond.
"Pre-pandemic Inverclyde was already experiencing high levels of deprivation, which plays a major role in deteriorating mental health. We believe that the pandemic has increased this gap even further and it is vital for mental health and well-being services to be available and easily accessible to everyone in the community."
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Apr 6, 2022