Our Projects

We believe, by supporting and replicating inspirational grassroots projects we provide the best opportunity to make change happen. Our projects are diverse, wide reaching and show what is possible when creativity, aspiration and best practice is combined.

 

Below you’ll find a taster of some of the interests and projects that Shared Health Foundation is currently involved in.

Healthy Gems

Because kids don't come with handbooks...

Siblings

Healthy Gems is a course which aims to answer many of those child health related questions that mums, dads and carers have.

We aim to improve confidence, develop a network of local support and provide top tips from health professionals, and other parents and grandparents who have been there before.

Healthy Gems is currently on hold and we are rethinking what it will look like after COVID-19. 

The Lemonade Project

For when life gives you lemons...

Siblings

​The Lemonade Project is an initiative of Shared Health Foundation with the aim of building resilience in young people who are experiencing low levels of emotional wellbeing.

 

It is part of Shared Health Foundation’s wider strategy to improve mental health support for adolescents across

Greater Manchester.

The Lemonade Project consists of training and three resources. 

Homeless Families

Supporting families in temporary housing...

Siblings

In the Greater Manchester region, there is a growing problem of homeless families living in temporary accommodation. A stable and decent home is vital to the health and well-being of families, and particularly children, with homelessness putting a considerable stress on families and exacerbating existing issues.


We worked with Local Authorities, health, social care and third sector organisations to investigate the extent of the issue across GM. Following this we produced a report summarising our shocking findings and submitted proposals for change. 

Deprivation Medicine

Doctors working in areas of deprivation...

As practitioners working in deprived regions we have long been aware of the added workload burdens, challenges and rewards of working in deprivation. Research shows that some of the best practice in the country has come from GPs working in deprived areas.

 

DeepEnd taps in to the core values  of these GPs by providing a network for doctors working in deprived communities, giving them an opportunity to share good practice and discuss the challenges they face with a view to finding solutions.

 

We have also developed three student selected components and GP Specialist Training Programme to support our GPs of the future.