Networks of Wellbeing's 'Opening Minds' Project


We are delighted to announce that we have received an award, from Postcode Community Trust, of £12,068 for our 'Opening Minds' project.  This project has been made possible by a grant from the Postcode Community Trust - a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.


The 'Opening Minds' project will be delivered in Huntly and in Insch over the next 12 months and will bring together people with mild to moderate stages of dementia who are living at home, in care homes or in sheltered housing complexes. 


The main beneficiaries of the project will be those who have been identified as having early to middle stages of dementia - with secondary beneficiaries being family, friends, carers and the wider community.


A pilot project, run by NoW in Huntly over the past 12 months, noted some positive changes in social skills, a slight improvement in memory and that new friendships were forged between members of the group.  People had an increased confidence in their abilities both to live independently for as long as possible, and to live well within a care home setting.


Staff and volunteers from Networks of Wellbeing Ltd will deliver all elements of the project, and will link with the local Dementia Friendly Community Initiative worker in the Huntly area. Themes for group activities will include local news and input from others with experience of dementia as well as input from local schools.


The grant awarded will pay towards the costs of staff time, equipment and materials for the delivery of activities within the community.

  • To find out more about the 'Opening Minds' project call us on 01466 793732.
  • To find out more about how you can apply for funding from the Postcode Community Trust visit their website at

Once again the Staff and Board at Networks of Wellbeing Ltd would like to thank the players of the Postcode Lottery and Postcode Community Trust for supporting our 'Opening Minds' project. 

if you think Counselling is something which might help you then why not contact us for more information on this service.  There is no cost and the service is completely confidential.  Click on the poster for more information or call us on 01466 793732.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Tea Dance which will take place on Monday 28th August at 1pm in the Stewarts Hall, Huntly.

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We hope that you will find this Guide to Healthy Living to be useful. 

The guide was sent out with copies of the May edition of The Psychologist, kindly sponsored by Staffordshire University. 

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