Place Category: Environment
Our social mission is to build resilient communities in which people with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are accepted, supported and equipped with skills to deal with the challenges they face.
We do this by delivering accessible, recovery-orientated services.
The organisation runs the Step 2 IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) in Salford as well as a range of projects that are targeted at marginalised groups.
Six Degrees also provides training and consultation services, based on the principles of collaborative care. These interventions have been shown to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Six-Degrees.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Key activities
We provide 1:1 talking therapy for people who are struggling with common mental health problems such as depression or anxiety. We also work closely with specialist teams to support people with chronic health problems such as diabetes and Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Research indicates that in such cases people may benefit from psychological support.
We provide several courses and groups including Mindfulness, Take Control and the STEPS course for the Jewish community.
We also provide supervision, training and consultancy services.
We carry out research into the effectiveness of mental health interventions provided in primary care. Current research projects include the Knowledge Transfer Partnership on ‘emPoWereD conversations’, our communications training course for the day to day carers of people living with dementia; and the Randomised Control Trial for our Take Control course.
2) Measures of activity
In 2014/2015 over 7,000 people used our services and of these, over 92% of people entered treatment. We have also helped 185 Salford residents who were on benefits back to work.
3) Outcomes of activities
In 2014/15 over 92% of people who entered treatment reported a measurable improvement in their mental health.
In 2015 we used 15% of our trading surpluses to sponsor charitable causes that further our social mission:
- Financial support to the Turjuman BME project that has enabled the organisation to establish itself as an independent charitable organisation providing health, wellbeing and social support to many people in Salford’s South Asian community
- Financial support to Salford Women’s Centre so that the organisation can continue the work of its community café which provides subsidised meals and an invaluable place of refuge
- Financial support to the Singing with Dementia music groups that offer a place where people living with dementia and their carers can relax, enjoy the atmosphere, singing and companionship
- Work with under-represented groups such as people who hard of hearing or deaf and people with learning difficulties to obtain improved access to talking therapies
- Sponsorship of a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Masterclass on the COM-B Model of Behaviour Change, University of Manchester