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Service users from Calderdale’s early intervention in psychosis team experienced ‘another world of adventure’ with thanks to funding from EyUp! charity.

Over £200 of funding was awarded to the team who chose a fun-packed adventure day of activities to thank service users for their ongoing support.

Taking part in thrill-seeking games like archery and tobogganing, the day out encouraged teamwork and communication, and strengthened friendships within the group.

Staff noticed that service users were animated and commented that they had enjoyed their day out, with each person happily discussing their favourite activity.

After a day of fun and games, the team and service users shared lunch together.

Volunteer and workplace development worker Julie Metcalf said: “We have realised how important peer support is, and to be given the opportunity to attend activities like this is key. It encourages engagement, individuals motivate each other, and people can build on their individual strengths.

“Being able to access funding has enabled us to develop sustainable projects. We have a climbing group still going strong 10 years down the line – it’s still run by volunteers who were able to become fully qualified climbing instructors thanks to funding. We have invested and it has paid off.”