Body: Be Active
Mind: Keep Learning
Place: Take Notice
The thesis has not yet been published however details of the research and its findings can be accessed through the following link.
Implemental trained a Wellbeing Hub Coordinators to improve mental health in wellbeing across two communities. Two models were used:
Using WoW branding, the coordinator collaborated with a variety of sources to facilitate:
“When we started, the perception around mental health was that it was all about when things were not going well. There have been dramatic changes to perceptions… focusing more on health promotion and prevention activities.”
Anonymous testimonies (Rogers et al., 2021)
The “Ripple Effect”
Theory of Change
An evaluation of the WoW in Queensland conducted by Rogers et al. (2021) reported the lasting and powerful impacts of the programmes. A summary of these be seen in the following infographics.
They reported that:
“The WoW framework is being effectively shared both within and across organisations, systems and communities, in some cases disseminating new health and wellbeing thinking and practice to isolated and vulnerable communities”.
Further representation of their findings can be seen below:
Of Advanced Practitioners adapted the course for their sector.
Of WoW practitioners stated that WoW had been embedded, at least in part, in their organisations.
WoW workshops were run which represented an average of 2.5 per practitioner.
WoW activities were run which represented an average of 7.5 per practitioner.
Rogers et al. (2021)
Implemental would like to thank Simone Caynes from the Queensland Mental Health Commission for her support and cooperation in championing the delivery of the WoW programme across Queensland.
Implemental would also like to thank the Mental Health Commission team for their work cooperating with stakeholders and ensuring projects were run successfully.
Implemental looks forward to collaborating with the Queensland Mental Health commission in future projects.