Full of Life (Video)

Published: March 2010 Publication Type: Video

Full of Life was a Young Foundation peer-to-peer community based project to promote emotional resilience skills for older people in Kingston and Lambeth.

Full of Life – Emotional resilience skills for older people from The Young Foundation on Vimeo.

The project, funded by Comic Relief, developed and piloted a service to improve the wellbeing and resilience of people aged 65 and over who were experiencing isolation, mild anxiety or depression. The project was a collaboration between the Young Foundation, Age UK and Dr Chris Williams, Consultant Psychiatrist to the University of Glasgow.

Local volunteers, recruited through existing Age UK networks and wider local outreach, have been trained to run local peer discussion groups around a set of supporting materials. The course has been developed specifically for elderly populations, based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology methods of ‘helping people to help themselves’.

For more information contact Nina Mguni.