'Tasting Colours stands out as best practice'
- Health and Wellbeing Lead - NHS
What we do
Our services our designed to assess, identify and build the individual capability, internal resources, functional tools and the readiness to engage in order to achieve better health outcomes. This enables clear strategy and plans to be designed and measured for both the individual and organisation
Measure health outcomes; wellbeing, resilience, loneliness, ability to function, ability to initiate change and engage with the 5 ways to wellbeing whilst benchmarking against the 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
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
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 and take on volunteering roles as a result of the increases in wellbeing, motivation and self esteem.
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.
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.
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 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 conduct 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 wellbeing by 18% to a p value of <0.001