Westhill Endowment Award

Life Garage support from Westhill Endowment

Metanoeo, a micro-sized Wirral based social enterprise, are delighted to announce that they are going to be supported by Westhill Endowment to develop and pilot their Life Garage wellbeing resource with three churches and three faith-inspired social action projects across the Liverpool City Region.

The Life Garage is a unique free to access wellbeing resource grounded in psycho-social theory and positive psychology, but based on the concept that people service their cars as a regular activity regardless of how well they are working, so why not their life? It provides participants, or as we call them Life Mechanics, with an opportunity to develop the tools they need to help tune up their life.

Dr Dave Wood, founder of Metanoeo Coaching and CIC, who developed the resource said: “We are really excited to be supported by Westhill Endowment with this award. We recognise the crucial work churches and faith-inspired social action projects do for the wellbeing of our communities and are delighted that with the help of Westhill Endowment we are going to be able to work with some of these projects and churches to support and resource their mission.”

The funding will allow Metanoeo to work with three churches and three social action projects across the region to put on Life Garage Live events and train six people as Level 2 Accredited Assistant Life Mechanics. The training will support the use of the materials with people in groups or on a 1-2-1 basis. Partner projects will also be offered ongoing support for a year as Approved Life Garages. The project will support the development of early interventions for positive mental health and wellbeing without the stigma people sometimes associate with more formal treatment.

If you are part of a church or faith-inspired social action project in the Liverpool City Region and would like to find out more about getting involved with The Life Garage project, please email hello@thelifegarage.org