Jan 15, 2024

Oomph Wellness partners with St. Thomas’ Church of Canterbury to launch Oomph Faith Sessions

We are teaming up with St. Thomas’ Church to bring faith-based content to Oomph so that residents can continue observing their religious beliefs 

Oomph Wellness, part of Person Centred Software’s Connected Care Platform, strives to improve the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of care home residents and help them live life to the full by providing a platform of thousands of activity ideas for both residents and staff, including professional training and development for care staff to improve the provision of care, exercise and activities.  

Oomph On-Demand is a wellbeing and activities platform created by experts in wellbeing, mental health, dementia and nutrition specifically for the social care sector, offering residents and staff access to hundreds of specialist activity programmes, wellbeing programmes and content tailored to the specific needs and requirements of residents.

Providing activities tailored to the individual

This ensures that whatever their unique beliefs, interests of values, there will be something fun and engaging for them on Oomph On-Demand. 

Bringing interaction, fun, laughter and learning into care homes, the Wellbeing and Activities Platform can ensure residents live a full life thanks to a variety of activities that help them to: 

  • Enhance quality of life   

  • Improve physical and emotional health   

  • Assist in maintaining their independence   

  • Improve family and friend interaction   

  • Boost brain stimulation   

  • Improve balance and mobility   

  • Reduce isolation and loneliness   

  • Improve social interaction   

  • Reduce depression   

Click here to read more about the benefits of using Oomph On-Demand Wellbeing and Activities Platform


Introducing Faith Sessions with Oomph Wellness 

The goal of Oomph Wellness is to provide wellbeing and activities content that truly engages care home residents to enable them to maintain a full and enriching life, no matter what their individual interests or values might be. So, to enhance and strengthen our inclusivity, we are teaming up with Father Mark North of St. Thomas’ Church in Canterbury to launch Oomph Faith Sessions. 

St. Thomas’ Church will be the first in a series of organisations of different faiths across the UK to provide religious content. 

The series of Faith Sessions will include videos featuring religious readings, prayers, engaging discussions and more. There will also be additional recourses to support conversation and further meaningful activities. 

These sessions will offer a valuable opportunity for residents to practice their faith, as well as for those living within a care setting who may be unable to attend their regular place of worship. For these residents, for whom faith might be a part of their life story, the opportunity to continue to practice their faith will give them a valuable opportunity to maintain a vital connection to the life they have lived. 

The Faith Sessions will also be beneficial to those in care settings who are living with dementia, as the content will provide a meaningful chance to rekindle cherished memories tied to their experiences within the Church, as well as maintain a connection to a part of their unique identity.

Father Mark North of St. Thomas’ Church

Engaging with religious content can provide people with a sense of connection, purpose and meaning, which can be particularly comforting during times of isolation and illness, as well as a valuable way to encourage positive thinking and promote a sense of calm and wellbeing. Participating in religious practices, even when using videos, can create a sense of community and belonging.
Speaking on the partnership and the benefits of Oomph Faith Sessions, Father Mark North


St. Thomas' Church of Canterbury is located in the centre of Brentwood in Essex and has stood on the site for 140 years. Today, St. Thomas' is a large and thriving congregation which strives to offer excellence in worship and varied opportunities for people to explore and grow in the Christian faith.   

January 15, 2024

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