Love Me Wellbeing Programme

by Love Me Wellbeing Programme in Richmond, Greater London, United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th December 2023 we successfully raised £2,300 with 46 supporters in 28 days

With your amazing help, we can continue to enhance the mental & physical wellbeing of women who may be struggling due to hardships

by Love Me Wellbeing Programme in Richmond, Greater London, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

For some, our stretch target of £400 may seem like a lot of money, for others, not much at all. For us, in many ways, this additional sum seems priceless. Why? because the friendships, nurturing, love, support and hope that we can help to provide to even more women, and our wider community, often appears to be worth more than money could ever really buy.

As the number of social prescribers on to our programme continues to rise, along with those struggling financially, and with their mental and physical health, our stretch target guarantees that we will be able to continue to provide free, sponsored and subsidised places, and a unique, holistic opportunity to enhance wellbeing.

With your amazing support, this £400 will contribute towards enabling us to run our Early Spring Programme in 2024, spanning 6-weeks across February & March and to plan and prepare for our future programmes, impacting the lives of those in need when they need it most, which would be absolutely incredible (and leave us speechless)!


What do we do?

The Love Me Wellbeing Programme and follow-on Oasis Hour aim to offer up to 80 women a year, aged 18–75+, who may be struggling financially; dealing with illness; experiencing low moods, a family breakdown or bereavement; managing life as full-time carers and more, the opportunity to improve their mental and physical wellbeing by: reducing stress and anxiety; increasing positive emotions; and enhancing confidence and self-worth.

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"The Love Me programme provides all the essential elements for nurturing your mental, physical and emotional health. It’s wonderful and incredibly easy to follow with results that make a real difference..." – Chrissie Wellington OBE, four times Ironman triathlon World Champion and Global Head of Health and Wellbeing, parkrun



What is our impact and how is it being measured?

"This programme helped me to cope with a stressful period in my life and I feel without it I could have had a breakdown." – Tess, participant

Over the first year, we have successfully seen the wellbeing of participants increase significantly – Using the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, the average score moved from 44–53, an increase of 9 points (For this measure, any increase greater than 3 is deemed very good). Stress and anxiety levels reduced, using the Perceived Stress Scale, for all participants from an average of 9 points, and resilience improved, using the Brief Resilience Scale, on average from 13 points to 15. 


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How will your generosity have an impact on what we do?

This campaign provides a wonderful and unique opportunity to give the gift of wellbeing, and for many participants, your generosity can help to provide a lifeline, hope and empowerment to enable them to overcome and rise above a challenging season in their life. 


Your pledge today will provide our project with a huge boost and enable us to run our Winter and New Year programmes (spanning 12 weeks) with the following costs being covered:

Facilitators: £1240 (Our 9+ facilitators are highly qualified and deliver on the programme for a fraction of the cost they would for their normal classes – With your help, we can ensure they, and their families, stay well balanced and healthy too by rewarding them in every way we can for their valuable time and input)

Studio Hire: £400 (The bright, beautiful double-studios at LiveWell Kew offer the most amazing space for us to the deliver the programme. Your kind gift today, can guarantee us this space for future programmes)

Directors Administration, Planning, Marketing, Evaluation: £300 (There are so many hours that are currently being given on a volunteer basis to the programme. In order to ensure it's sustainable, we know it's important for these costs to be factored in and budget for – Your generosity will help to sow a seed towards this as we continue to grow)

Inspirational Handbooks, Motivational Postcards & Supplies: £60 (Each participant receives an inspirational mini handbook, with hints, tips and points to consider, along with a set of encouraging and motivating postcards, covering the 7 Wellbeing Steps to help embed the principles shared throughout the programme)

"This programme has brought self-love, friendships, confidence and joy back in my life. I have felt so relaxed, nurtured, safe and inspired." – Laura, participant


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Why is what we're doing innovative and valuable?

The programmes share a range of evidence-based activities over the course of 6 weeks, led by a group of 9 highly qualified women: a West-End Dancer/Choreographer; Fine Artist; Women's Health Specialist; Life Coach; Sustainable Stylist; Former International Athlete and Accredited Yoga Teachers.

The activities (including: dance; pilates; yoga; breathe & stretch; block-printing; marbling; origami; life coaching; sustainable styling and more) help to enhance wellbeing, alongside an innovative 7 Step approach, with accompanying daily messages and illustrative videos created to embed the key principles.

 


It is run at a pioneering social prescribing centre, LiveWell Kew and offers free, donation-based and subsidised places. Women can be referred on to the programme via their GP, introduced via local organisations/charities we have links with, or they can also join independently.

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When and How do we need your help?

The project has seen some amazing results and has been designed to be replicated. We would love the opportunity, with your kindness to help another 80 women and to continue growing. Today, you can help to make this possible by:

1. Making a pledge. Your support in this way can sponsor women on to the programme and help to transform lives.

2. Spread the word. We would love for you to tell your friends and family about our project – Perhaps they would like to help too?

3. Offer a rewards. If you are a local business, we would highly value the opportunity to partner with you! Could you offer a reward via this campaign as an incentive for us to gain more support – Which in-turn, would help to promote your work and maybe discover new customers too?

4. Fundraise for us. So far we've had soup evenings, Christmas decorations and drawstring bags being handmade and sold... Fundraising is a wonderful and uplifting opportunity to bring people together, especially at this time of year, for an inspiring and valuable cause!

Thank you, you're so amazing!...


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

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A coffee/juice served with a massive smile & tune

The Love Me Programme runs at a bright, beautiful, pioneering social prescribing centre, called LiveWell in Kew. Adjacent to the studios is a friendly cafe, where, for your £10 donation, you can be sung to (a song of your choice!), by Rafa, who has a wonderful voice and makes the most delicious cup of coffee! www.livewellkew.org.uk

£8 or more

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£10 Gift Voucher to Oliver's Wholefoods

A £10 voucher to award-winning, independent wholefood store, Oliver's, based in Kew Gardens, specialising in organic, vegan and gluten-free produce and fresh fruit and vegetables. They also stock natural and organic supplements and remedies with in-store expertise and friendly advice, as well as much more! www.oliverswholefoods.co.uk

£8 or more

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£10 Gift Voucher to Apples & Bees in East Sheen

A £10 gift voucher to Apples & Bees. They stock a great selection of quality health foods, fresh organic fruit & vegetables, milk, eggs, vitamins, supplements, and beauty products, many with gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan options. The friendly & knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice on products. www.applesandbees.com

£8 or more

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A Drop-In Pilates or Yoga Class

Come and experience the Oasis Hour at LiveWell Kew and drop-in to a class with either Frankie Arpino, Sama Trinder or Lydia Campbell on a Friday from 11.30am–12.30pm (Term time only) www.lovemeprogramme.com/about RRP £10

£10 or more

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Tap with Emma

Join a fun, inspiring and energising tap class with West-End Dancer, Choreographer and Producer, Emma Tunmore James in Barnes, SW London (Monday evening 8–9pm) RRP £12

£15 or more

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A Signed Copy of 'You're so amazing'

The storybooks, 'You're so amazing' and 'You're so strong', signed by athlete, Chrissie Wellington, OBE & Susie Bush-Ramsey. These beautifully illustrated books, shares the 7 Wellbeing Steps from the Love Me Programme in a simple, yet inspiring way. www.thejoyinsimple.com/storybooks

£20 or more

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Taster Life Coaching Session

An opportunity to experience Life Coaching with Accredited Life Coach, Geraldine Payne – A 30 minute, 1-1 session via Zoom. Whether you want to take the next step in your career, improve your relationships or find more balance in life, this taster, could really help! www.geraldinepayne.co.uk (RRP £25)

£30 or more

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Inspirational 'Love Me' Wellbeing Booster Pack

As part of the 6 week Love Me Wellbeing Programme each participant receives 1-2 min daily audio recordings and illustrative animations (sent via WhatsApp), an inspirational mini handbook, with hints, tips and points to consider, along with a set of encouraging and motivating postcards, covering the 7 Wellbeing Steps shared throughout the programme, eg: Step 1, Breathing Fully. RRP: £35

£30 or more

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A Trigger Point Pilates Set (Roller + 2x Balls)

An amazing foam roller and set of TP Pilates balls. Collection from LiveWell Kew. RRP: £35

£35 or more

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Exclusive Love Me 1hr with Stylist Rachel Green

Rachel Green offers exciting make-overs for women who feel stuck, lost, invisible or stagnant with their style. This amazing1hr session includes: a one-to-one style chat over a delicious coffee; assessment of your vibe; browse of Pinterest; discussion of your image identity; looking at items online; the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. RRP £40 www.rachelgreenstylist.co.uk/

£50 or more

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A place on the Love Me Wellbeing Programme

See the programme in action at LiveWell Kew in South-West London. Join us for 6 inspiring and encouraging weeks of activities, including, Dance, Pilates, Breathe & Stretch, Sustainable Styling and more. RRP: £59 www.lovemeprogramme.com/community

£140 or more

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A night at the luxury Bingham Riverhouse Hotel

One night stay at at the luxury boutique hotel, Bingham Riverhouse, overlooking the River Thames. Each room at Bingham Riverhouse is individually elegantly decorated, with Art Deco inspired furnishings and features a luxurious bathroom. RRP: £150 www.binghamriverhouse.com

£200 or more

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A group running session in Richmond Park

A unique way to experience the beauty of Richmond Park in South-West London. Former International athlete, Susie Bush-Ramsey and guest Olympian, will take you, and a group of 5 friends on a scenic 5–10K route around the park, or lead you through a middle/long distance running session, including a series of shorter repetitions aimed at improving 5–10K speed endurance.

£20 or more

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Speed Stylist Session

Rachel Green offers exciting make-overs for women who feel stuck, lost, invisible or stagnant with their style. This 30-minute speed styling session at LiveWell, Kew, will allow you to discover which colours look amazing on you, find a lipstick colour that compliments your skin/look beautifully, and receive some amazing hints and tips on what to wear! RRP £25

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