Flourishing in North Wales report

flourishing report

Flourishing [Oxford English Dictionary definition] “grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way. Especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment”

The team at Artisans Collective are so pleased to be included in the annual report ” Flourishing in North Wales” of Teresa Owen. The Executive Director of Public Health for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

flourishing report
Teresa Owen – Executive Director of Public Health

Steve Fenner and Pete Harrison volunteers at Artisans Collective at The Old Library and other community projects in Prestatyn. Were interviewed and included in the report.

You can watch the video from the report below. 

Some excerpts from the report 

Wellbeing – the key to flourishing

The starting point for this year’s report is the work of individuals working in four different settings across North Wales. Whilst varied in their approach and serving different population groups. They all illustrate the key factors we know to be crucial to individual wellbeing:

  • Having a sense of control over one’s life and circumstances
  • Being resilient and able to access resources to cope when necessary
  • Feeling included and able to participate.

Community Engagement

In this context, the term community can have several meanings. A community can be geographical, such as a neighbourhood, village or town.

It can be a community of identity (such as people who are lesbian, gay,
bisexual or transgender) or a community of faith, of culture or shared interest.

Community engagement is an approach used by organisations to enable members of the public to influence policy, service design and delivery so that it is relevant to community needs.

Services and programmes are more likely to have the desired impact if the community for whom they are intended have an opportunity to shape  them, and if ideas and concerns have been listened to.

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

Big Breakfast third nut

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.

Buddies North Wales

Source: Buddies North Wales

Welcome to Buddies North Wales

Want to meet new people in North Wales? Tired of feeling isolated? Join us and join in!

Buddies North Wales has been created here in North Wales with you, the member in mind. We aim to create a strong sense of belonging and a vibrant local community of like minded people.

Our group is free to join and open to everyone

This is a brand new approach to making friends, organising meets and events, helping the community where we can and sharing useful information. We aim to help people out of isolation, by offering a variety of free or low cost events across the region, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality or disability.

No more sitting in that cafe or bar on your own, walking the dogs without anyone to talk to, or going for a day out without company. Let’s make friends and enjoy life. Come and join us and join in!

Welcome to Buddies!