'TastingColours stands out as best practice'
- Health and Wellbeing Lead - NHS
What we do
Individual change programmes
One to one, person centric, non directive, evaluated programme proven to increase the life purpose, tools and resources required to achieve health outcomes and increase engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing
Measurement and evaluation
Measure and evaluate change to understand impact, performance and movement to inform next steps and create onward plans
Assessments and needs based modelling
Baseline health outcomes ie wellbeing, engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing and cluster population's capability, motivation and readiness to engage with change to provide insights for solution design
Work with partners to evidence purpose in life and improved decisioning making to enhance current treatment plans and improved health outcomes
Organisations use our approach to:
1. Enhance the effectiveness of current services
2. Build individual recovery capital
3. Help individuals find meaning and purpose
4. Increase overall life satisfaction and social functioning
5. Build individual resilience and wellbeing
6. Help individuals engage with change
7. Break cycles of dependencies with current services
Building recovery capital
We work with Swindon Borough Council Public Health team and CGL to support the substance misuse priority area. We identify the elements needed to build the capability and motivation required to achieve positive and sustainable lifestyle changes. We deliver this through our evaluated change model and one-to-one support programme evidenced to build recovery capital whilst combining physical resources in an individual’s community. This makes for a unique approach to a complex challenge, supporting individuals achieve a range of sustainable health outcomes.
Motivation to move on
Using our one to one change programme, we worked with individuals to support the transition out of support services into the next steps of independent living. We saw individuals secure employment and take on volunteering roles as a result of the increases in wellbeing, motivation and self esteem.
Sustained individual wellbeing change
Using our evaluated services, we designed, launched and integrated wellbeing provisions that delivered sustainable, validated results for frontline healthcare workers and the organisation.
Evidencing impact of services
Using our assessment we were able to give a clear picture of individual mental wellbeing by highlighting the mechanisms for change. We also benchmarked data to enable ongoing measurement of the impact of current services and environmental pressures on individual wellbeing.
Adapting to change
Environmental change can be outside of our control but having the capability and motivation to change effectively de-risks the negative impact on our mental wellbeing. During COVID we used our individual change programme to support individuals, who had lost income, to adapt and find new ways forward.
Self management of mental health
Using our evaluated behaviour change model we integrated with GP's and social prescribers to achieve a reduction in GP visits and increase the self management of mental wellbeing. We supported individuals who were on waiting lists for other services or didn't want to access clinical support, through a 6 week, one to one programme, led by our practitioners in a community setting.
Engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing
Working with Dr Byrom, King's College London, we conducted research to understand the impact of the TastingColours model on engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing. Our model is statistically proven to increase the effectiveness of the 5 ways to wellbeing by 18% to a p value of <0.001