Positive Active Minds (PAM)
Positive Active Minds (PAM) is our user-led, flagship programme offering early intervention, low-level mental health support. The programme includes creative workshops, a peer support network, family drop-in sessions and peer mentor training. PAM aims to empower people to better support themselves and each other by sharing experiences, forming positive relationships, relaxing, socialising and learning new skills in a safe and supportive environment. This approach contributes to improving participants confidence, resilience, well-being and mental health.
Our peer support network provides a safe, non-judgemental environment for participants, to meet and share experiences. Supported by a qualified team, to including, mental health practitioners, counsellors and youth workers who are there to help facilitate sessions.
The peer support group encourages participants to ‘have a voice’ feel more in control and help others become accepting and understanding of mental health. It offers mutual social, emotional and practical support in both face-to-face and online, creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals feel listened to.
Climb 4 always made me feel fully supported and valued, which in turn provided me with a sense of belonging, increasing my self-esteem, confidence and general wellbeing. Therefore, the new PAM project will be a wonderful and rewarding opportunity for volunteers and participants to join and grow with, as I did, with Climb 4.