Imagine if has been bringing together diverse groups in communities across East Devon in a project called iBelong. Assets has been approached from a well-being perspective, coaching and facilitating psychologically informed training to empower individuals and inspire action.
This project is Funded by the Devon Sustainability Transformation Partnership, involving Sidmouth, Seaton, Ottery St Mary and the surrounding areas of Honiton and Axminster. We are working with existing groups and services, using Assets to give them the skills and mindset needed to improve well-being in their community.
Through co-creation of resources and the development of clear action plans, we intend to unlock the potential within communities to have everyday well-being conversations, build trusting relationships and make the best use of resources.
Our work and feedback from East Devon communities is captured in a series of short videos found here.
“I would encourage anybody that’s looking to make a positive change in their community to use iBelong as the foundation for making that happen”
– Simon Smith, Youth Worker/Waffle Community House, Axminster
“We want to empower people to actually deal with their own well-being and their own mental health, and that is how it works with iBelong”
- Sarah-Lou Clover, Parent Plus Support Hub, Honiton
“Brings different groups of people together… looks for positive ways to enable people to live their lives more fully…”
- Jill Dudding, Ottery St Mary Help Scheme
“The ability to be able to bring people together from different backgrounds to try and achieve great things, it’s very powerful to actually see that in action.”
- Simon Smith, Youth Worker/Waffle Community House, Axminster
“It’s given me the confidence to step up…”
- Cassandra Collins, Yoga Teacher, Honiton