"Tasting Colours stands out as best practice"
- Health and wellbeing lead NHS
Measure health outcomes; wellbeing, resilience, loneliness, ability to function, ability to initiate change and the 5 ways to wellbeing and benchmark against UK population
Needs based modelling
Cluster population's readiness to engage with the capability and motivation to change creating insights to design tailored solutions
Individual change programmes
6 week, one to one, evaluated programme proven to increase the capability and motivation to change required to achieve health outcomes and increase engagement with better life choices
MEasurement and evaluation
Measure and evaluate change to understand impact, performance and movement to inform next steps and create onward plans
Organisations use our approach to:
Help individuals manage change
Support the move from disengaged to engaged
Develop a narrative of shared responsibility
Break negative dependencies
Increase individual wellbeing, resilience, ability to function
Decrease anxiety, sadness, low mood, lack of concentration
How do we move forward?
Using our assessment we were able to give a clear picture of individual mental wellbeing within the organisation but more importantly, through our behaviour change modelling, we clustered individual's needs and provided the insight required to increase engagement within current services.
Engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing
Working with Dr Byrom, King's College London, we conducted research to understand the impact of the Tasting Colours model on engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing. Our model is statistically proven to increase engagement with the 5 ways to wellbeing by 18% to a p value of <0.001
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 in the self management of mental wellbeing. We supported individuals who were on waiting lists for others services or didn't want to access clinical support, over a 6 week, one to one programme, led by our practitioners
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 behaviour change programme to support individuals, who had lost income, to adapt and find new ways forward.
Motivation to move on
Using our behaviour change programme, we worked with individuals to support the transition out of the third sector into the next steps of independent living. We saw individuals secure employment, take on volunteer roles and as a result of the increases in wellbeing, motivation and self esteem.