How Are You (H.A.Y.) is a community engagement team working within Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust who think creatively about solutions to mental health need and connect community assets to clinical care. The team manage this set of local websites which bring together everything in the local community that is good for wellbeing. They then use the websites to share knowledge with both the general public and those working and volunteering to support people across the county.
Connecting with others, getting active, learning a new skill, being creative, seeking professional support, exploring the outdoors, volunteering – all of these things (and more) can improve our wellbeing. However, it isn’t always easy to know what is out there locally or to feel comfortable trying something new.
H.A.Y. is all about helping you look after you. The websites provide not just listings of local activities, groups and services but also video introductions to group organisers and taster clips of what to expect. H.A.Y. aims to support you both finding out what you might like to get involved in and in taking those first steps.
From yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, or perhaps somewhere to talk or get a cup of tea, H.A.Y. brings you ideas of local things to do to get a wellbeing boost. Plus a wide range of local professional support.
H.A.Y. features activities, groups or services in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough that make a positive difference to wellbeing locally.Find out how your activity/group can join the H.A.Y. websites here.
The History of H.A.Y.
H.A.Y. is driven by local people and continues to evolve in response to local need. H.A.Y. began as part of the NHS-England Community Mental Health Transformation in Peterborough.Read the full story of the History of H.A.Y. here.
We encourage all activities featured on this site to participate in mental health training. You will see badges on each activity page showing which training has been completed.Find out more about mental health training opportunities here.