Community Potluck Helps Single Mum Beat Depression

Totnes Community Potluck, which takes place on the third Friday of every month, is a great way to beat the blues. Run by the Network of Wellbeing, Green Lane Films Director Emma Goude went along to find out how eating together helps with wellbeing. The results are astounding.

The Network of Wellbeing commissioned this film as part of a funding application for the Carnegie UK TrustEnabling State project. Green Lane Films decided to focus on the mental health benefits of a single mum who found the community potluck a lifeline.

Single Mum, Yarrow Wolfe, can’t afford to pay baby sisters or go out to nice restaurants. So sharing food in a communal setting is a perfect way to socialise.

I can go from being so inward and feeling so hopeless and it can change like that…where I’m in a situation where it’s open and people are friendlyWe need these space.” Yarrow Wolfe.

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