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WELLNESS IN THE CITIES PROJECT

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Raised by 22 people in 10 months
Created March 21, 2018




Grace Gladys Famoriyo Ministries (GFM) is launching a project called, ‘Wellness in the Cities’. The project aims to support the emotional wellness of individuals, giving them tools to improve/maintain their wellness as well as become more resilient.

The emotional wellness of individuals, groups, communities and cities is at the heart of what we do at GFM and we have been privileged and honoured to have delivered various initiatives for nearly twenty years. Although a small organisation, we estimate a reach of over 750,000 people in just the last decade through various channels.


Our past projects

Here are some of the projects we have delivered in the past:

• Raising funds to build (from scratch) a library for a women’s refuge in Buckinghamshire, in addition to running a workshop. Goal: Empower and educate women, improve/maintain their wellbeing, change patterns of behaviour, improve literacy and eliminate isolation.

• Donating books to a women’s library scheme in a rural village in Kenya. Goal: Empower and educate disadvantaged and socially isolated women, improve/maintain their wellbeing and improve literacy.

• Delivering a 2-day pilot workshop in a female prison, in addition to donating books to their library.  Goal: Reduce the rate of self-harm, depression, hopelessness and self-inflicted deaths whilst improving emotional wellness during custody (and beyond).  Also improving literacy.


Vision for 2018

Our vision is to increase our reach to over 1,000,000 people. The goal is to tackle the emotional challenges people face in the cities of the UK, especially in the light of recent tragedies in the UK.


How we plan to do this

We plan to donate five paperback books, written by our CEO, Grace Gladys Famoriyo JP, to pre-selected city centre libraries in North Kensington, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Stockport ahead of Mental Health Awareness week in May 2018. Our goal is to make these books freely accessible to library users.

Each book includes inspiration, practical examples and tools to equip individuals in facing the challenges of life.
 

How you can help

Help us raise funds to deliver this project. This will cover printing, logistics and publicity costs. We also plan to personally deliver the five-book collection to each of the pre-selected libraries and meet with senior library officials to discuss how we can support people in their communities.

No amount is too small and every little bit helps. So click that donate button and make a real difference in the lives of others.


Grace Famoriyo Cycling in aid of #wellnessinthecities 

Grace Gladys Famoriyo will be cycling 100 miles at the Prudential Ride London on 29/7/18. She will be cycling through London and Surrey to raise funds. 

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And if we smash our target...

Any additional funds raised will go towards phase 2 of this project, making a difference to nominated prison libraries, women’s refuges or other community services.

#GFMWitC
#WellnessintheCities #MentalHealthAwareness
#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
#mentalhealth
#resilience
#wellbeing
#wellnessinthecity



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Update 9
Posted by Grace Gladys Famoriyo
6 months ago
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***SPONSOR ME PLEASE*** Every year, I try to raise funds for a charitable project through my passion for cycling. For the last 2 years, I have raised funds for the British Heart Foundation. This year, I am cycling 100 miles at the @RideLondon Prudential cycling event on Sunday 29th. I am cycling in aid of my #wellnessinthecities project to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of people across the UK through book donations to libraries and other establishments that supports communities of people. Please dig deep and make my training worth it. Find out more and kindly donate at https://www.gofundme.com/wellnessinthecities
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Update 8
Posted by Grace Gladys Famoriyo
7 months ago
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Bibliotherapy or therapeutic storytelling is an expressive therapy that involves storytelling or the reading of specific texts with the purpose of healing. It uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. These results have been shown to be long-lasting.
(Wikipedia)
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Update 7
Posted by Grace Gladys Famoriyo
7 months ago
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Watch this video below to see how the Wellness in the Cities Project, launched by Grace Famoriyo Ministries, is making its mark. 1st stop was Premier Christian Radio (Apr 18). The next stop was Liverpool Central Library (May 18). So thanks to everyone who has donated to make this happen. More libraries, prisons and refuge stops to come as even more of you give towards this project. Join us on our mission to improve the wellbeing of people across the UK and help them become resilient. Find out more and donate https://www.gofundme.com/wellnessinthecities #wellnessinthecities
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Update 6
Posted by Grace Gladys Famoriyo
8 months ago
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I am so excited to delivering our 2nd batch of books this Saturday to Liverpool Library. Praying the books will bring cheer and hope into peoples lives whilst improving their wellbeing and helping them become resilient.
Batch of books going to Liverpool 19/5
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