A 6 months’ Innovation Grant from Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria allowed us to deliver a project raising awareness of suicide and self-harm and ultimately saving lives.
Our project, “Bake me Happy” delivered 8-week courses to BME women to educate them on self-harm, emotional resilience and more. The project was oversubscribed with requests to join and has been hugely successful. We are currently seeking to replicate the programme in other areas. This project has highlighted the need for early intervention and alternative therapies for those who do not access mainstream services through fear of stigma and cultural barriers.