Programme of activities and events on offer as part of Wellbeing Week 2019

 Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are teaming up with local organisations to offer the public a week of activities to improve health and wellbeing.


Wellbeing Week 2019 will take place from 7 to 13 October and will offer residents of different ages and abilities across both districts the chance to take part in various activities and events.

There will be something for everyone, from yoga, circuit training, walking hockey and an arts group to tap dancing, Dementia Friends sessions, a community dog walk and more.

The theme for the week will be Five Ways to Wellbeing- connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

The aim is to promote positive and practical ways to improve overall wellbeing, including mental and physical health, raise awareness of mental health issues and the support available, as well as promote local wellbeing events and activities.

The organisations and individuals involved include Fortis Living, Malvern Cube, Freedom Leisure, Droitwich Spa Rugby Club, Dance in Motion, The Fold, Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre and others.

The idea for the Wellbeing Week came about following a suggestion made at the Wychavon Partners Together event in November 2016 and Wychavon Wellbeing Week was then held in 2017.

Cllr Natalie McVey, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Wellbeing Week 2019 is a chance for us to promote lots of positive and practical ways to improve health and wellbeing. The week will coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October which will follow the theme of suicide prevention and we hope to raise awareness of the help and support that is available."

Cllr Christopher Day, Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing at Wychavon, said: "One of our priorities as a council is to help people to be healthy, active and supported. This week is a great opportunity do this and we hope residents will take advantage of the many activities and events on offer."

Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/wellbeing-week and www.malvernhills.gov.uk/wellbeing-week to find out more about what activities will be on offer. There is also information and links to signpost people to various help and support available.

Share photos of what you've been up to on social media and how it made you feel by using #MalvernWellbeingWeek or #WychavonWellbeingWeek.

Pictured: Tim Lewis, Wellbeing Champion at MHDC, Zoe Smith, Graphic Designer at MHDC, Cllr Natalie McVey, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health at MHDC and Lorna Morris, Marketing and Communications Officer At MHDC and Wychavon.
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