Communities Wellbeing Workshop, Bangor

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Many citizens have asked us why are we presenting for Wales Eden Communities & Grow Wild on Friday 18th January 2019. Plus what is the link between us and them?

As a result we thought we should highlight the great community work of the organisations involved.

The workshop, aims to introduce the 5 Ways of Wellbeing and will discuss. Both how you help your community. Additionally how your community can help you achieve these. We hope to bring together like-minded community do-ers. Alongside people dipping their toe into community action.

Most importantly for us also sharing some fantastic examples of how wellbeing and community initiatives can go hand in hand.

We will share the positivity that community action brings to your neighbourhood plus yourself. Likewise hopefully inspiring you and each other.

Are you involved within your community? Or thinking about starting or joining something where you live? Then please come join us at this free event.

For more information, contact Lowri at ljenkins@edenproject.com

Here is a link to the event booking site.

Eden Project Communities and Wellbeing.

The people behind #TheBigLunch and The #BigWalk!

Eden Communities aim is to improve the happiness and wellbeing of people across the UK. By helping to build more resilient and better connected communities.

They support and encourage people all over the UK to take positive actions. That strengthen local connections and build stronger communities.

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They bring people together to build their confidence and grow and share their talents. Supporting individuals and communities as they create positive change to tackle local issues that matter to them most.

Grow Wild and Wellbeing

Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew).

The programme takes Kew’s message outside the walls of our two botanic gardens, reaching new and different audiences.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund through National Lottery Funds, and through private and public contributions.

Through Grow Wild, Kew is inspiring millions of people to grow as a group. Get active, learn about and engage with nature, and give back through volunteering. All of which
consequently improve health and wellbeing. Likewise improving urban and unloved spaces across the UK.

What are the Five ways to wellbeing?

Five simple things we can all do to give our wellbeing a boost.

The Five ways to wellbeing are a set of evidence-based messages. Aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.

They have been developed by the New Economics Foundation. From evidence gathered in the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing project (2008).

The messages have been organised into five key actions. Each offering examples of more specific behaviours that enhance wellbeing.

They aim to prompt us into thinking about those things in life which are important to wellbeing and could be included in our day to day routines.

Below are the 5 ways to wellbeing and how just some of our activities fit.

Take Notice

Things like the Morfa Gateway project its apps and our awareness events.

Connect

For example Aimee’s Art Group and all of our day to day activities.

Be Active

Morfa Gateway, hedgerow planting and the walking apps we have developed for example.

Keep Learning

For instance Prestatyn Men Shed, art groups, and awareness sessions.

Give

For example Prestatyn in Bloom, Foodbank, Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community and much more.

Here is a map of the event location.

Canolfan Penrallt Centre, Holyhead Road, Bangor, LL57 2EU

Date And Time, Fri 18 January 2019, 11:00 – 16:30 GMT

Big Breakfast 2018

big breakfast 2018 cookhouse

We are holding a big breakfast from 10am on the 27th November to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cymru, the leading prostate health charity in Wales supporting Welsh men with prostate issues such as benign prostate disease and prostate cancer.

Whether you are a cereal lover or enjoy a full cooked breakfast, the Big Breakfast is a fun, social event that is being held at The Cookhouse,  High Street, Prestatyn. A huge thanks to Nathan and the team for agreeing to host the event.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity. 

You can donate online here via JustGiving

About Prostate Cymru and The Big Breakfast

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Prostate Cymru is the leading prostate health charity in Wales. Founded in 2003, the charity has grown from strength to strength over the last decade.

The charity has no national or government funding and relies on the kindness and generosity of its fundraisers and volunteers to fulfil its core aims:

1. Raising awareness about prostate cancer and prostate diseases, educating Welsh men about the diseases and their risk. Prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 Welsh men and the risk increases to 1 in 3 if there is a family history of the disease. Our awareness team provide free of charge workplace awareness sessions and talks to other groups.

2. Supporting treatments and improving equipment for prostate diseases. To date we have supported GreenLight Laser treatment for benign prostate disease and funded the training of surgeons using the Da Vinci robot for minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery.

3. Funding research and innovation across Wales to ensure that Welsh men suffering with prostate diseases will have access to the best available treatments from the NHS in Wales. Grants will be awarded by our committee of key Welsh urologists.