Our Time timebanking project
Who we are:
We are a Timebanking project which aims to tackle the social isolation faced by adults in the Liverpool area who suffer from mental health issues. The project takes a new approach by supporting individuals to engage with their local community, access services and rebuild their confidence.We create opportunities for people with mental health problems to exchange their skills and time and thereby improve their mental health and wellbeing through connecting, giving, learning, taking notice or being active therebyincorporating the 5 ways to Wellbeing.
What we offer:
Timebanking promotes social inclusion and empowers individuals by making the members feel valued as they are able to share their skills with others and learn new skills themselves. Timebanking also has a beneficial effect on both mental and physical health.
We have monthly coffee socials where people can meet and some ‘trading’ of skills can be arranged.
Community Links Advisors maintain regular contact with members
Members are actively encouraged to deposit and withdraw time
Members are coached into re-discovering skills they may not have had the chance to practice regularly
How it works:
TimeBanking is an exchange and sharing of skills and the only currency is time. The Timebank is made up of members who receive 1 credit for every hour they give to the bank. The members earn their credits providing services to members and spend their credits buying services from other members.
Chris fixes Tom’s bike
Tom paints a door for Peter
Peter walks Amy’s dog
Amy does some shopping for Chris
People can self refer or can be referred by a care provider
Who to contact
Where to go
- We are totally community based
Our Time is completely community based. Anyone in the Liverpool postcode who has or is suffering with any mental health issues; stress; anxiety; worried well, can access the Our Time timebank The community links advisors will come to you and meet at a place you choose; either at home or a cafe; library etc.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- staff can be contacted Mon-Fri 9-5
- Time of day
- Session Information
the trades are carried out on times and days specified by the member and this also covers weekends if necessary
- Please contact provider for cost details.
- Referral Details
2 references are required
people can be referred or can self refer
- Other notes
For adults in the Liverpool area who suffer from Mental Health issues ranging from stress and anxiety disorders to severe and enduring.