The Positive Pilgrims project also aims to improve social inclusion and well being for people with mental health difficulties, as well as tackling discrimination and stigma.
Working in partnership with organisations such as Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust, CAMHS and Spurgeons, we hold weekly sport and physical activity sessions in the area to raise participants’ physical activity levels in a fun and friendly environment.
Through these sessions, children have the opportunity to gain Sports Leader UK qualifications and for those aged 14+, they have the opportunity to volunteer within our own community programme. We have also partnered with TaylorITEX CIC, who deliver a series of work based and volunteer opportunity related courses, to help encourage adults who may have not enrolled on to courses in conventional adult education settings.
A number of voluntary posts have been created within the Boston United umbrella and along with other partner organisation’s to allow participants to have the opportunity to gain the necessary confidence and skills to return to a working environment.
Research has demonstrated the positive impacts of regular exercise for people suffering with mental health problems, and our Positive Pilgrims programme aims to develop confidence, self esteem, sense of belonging, health and wellbeing, and increase social acceptance and interaction for people who suffer with mental health, through various sports sessions.