An Adlerian Society project to increase access to health and wellbeing training across the county has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.
Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED has provided funding of £10,235.82 to the Adlerian Society for their The Mobile College of Wellbeing. This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
The Adlerian Society of Wales is a charity that provides training in Adlerian counselling and private counselling sessions from their centre in Narberth.
The Society realised many people would benefit from their community training courses to help them to develop skills to deal with the issues that life brings, especially those with young families and those experiencing difficult situations.
The rurality of Pembrokeshire and lack of public transport can act as a barrier to many people who would otherwise wish to attend this training. The Adlerian Society, as well as offering courses in Narberth, wanted to extend to become a mobile service that can operate from other locations if required. Initially these will be community run courses at community halls, but The Society also want to develop organisational courses in workplaces in the future.
The mobile service aims to improve awareness and access to Adlerian Society counselling services and develop a wellbeing surgery comprising of no-cost short pre booked appointments and drop in sessions across the county.
LEADER is supporting all kinds of activity: mentoring, training, feasibility studies or pilot projects that test an innovative new idea. It can also be used for projects that improve local skills, make better use of a local resource or realise the economic potential of part of the locality leading to a ‘new’ outcome or product.