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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!