Sometimes life can be a real challenge and this can have an impact on your health and wellbeing. Mental health problems are extremely common – it is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Yet so many of us still view these illnesses as a weakness or a personal failure.
At B healthy together we aim to help people in our community understand the impact that being active, eating well, reducing stress, connecting with others and having fun can all impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
We currently run activities such as mindfulness sessions to help reduce stress and are developing workshops for later in the year; watch this space!
What Our Community Says
“Before I joined your walking group, I had forgotten what it feels like to feel happy”
“It’s great to have face to face conversation and company as ‘Facebook’ or ‘text’ don’t cut it when you feel lonely”
“I feel less isolated and alone and have developed tools and techniques to cope better day to day”
Hints and tips for feeling alright
3–4–5 Breath. This exercise can be good for anxiety or stress. It’s so simple. Breathe in for three seconds, hold for four seconds and breathe out for five seconds. You can do a few rounds of this breath or extend it to take five minutes.
Sleep – A good night’s sleep will have a big impact on your wellbeing. Try turning off electronic devices, such as laptops, phones, tablets, and TV around 90 minutes before going to bed as these waken up your brain with blue light and make it difficult to sleep.
Three good things - Keep some paper and a pen by your bedside and every night for a week write down 3 good things that happened to you that day. By the end of the week you may be surprised at how much more positive you feel.
Ask for help - Anyone can feel low, anxious or get depressed if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask. Seeking help early is best, to help prevent a problem getting worse. Asking for help is a sign of strength and responsibility, not weakness.
Seated Yoga Mediation, breathing work and gentle strengthening exercises to improve
Thursdays 10am – 10.45, 11am – 11.45
The Broomhouse Hub
Whinpark Community Garden
Learn about growing vegetables and help look after your community growing space.
Mondays 11am – 12pm
March – November
Whinpark Doctors Surgery
The Wooly Wonders – Knitting and Crochet Group. A relaxed and Sociable group for beginners and experienced crafters
Mondays 12.30 – 2pm at Broomhouse Hub
Create and Connect
Being Creative on a regular basis can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Create in your own space and connect with others.
Remote Class – Get in touch if you are interested.
Wellness Workshops Series