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Time to banish those winter blues

winter wellbeing

Posted on: 20 January 2020

A new community wellbeing event is being held in Barnstaple on Wednesday 5 February between 10am – 4pm.

One Barnstaple have put together a series of wellbeing workshops which will be held in various venues across Barnstaple and there will be information, workshops, refreshments and activities on offer throughout the day.

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the aim of this event is to encourage people to think about wellbeing for themselves and others, engender a sense of community spirit in the town and offer gentle ways to nurture the mind, body and soul.

Participants will have the opportunity to book a tea dance at the Queens Theatre box office; wander over to the Leisure Centre to try out some activities; have a cuppa whilst painting a pot in Boston Tea Party; be pampered by the Body Shop in the library or listen to stories of the past in the museum.

Venues include:

  • Plough@StAnnes
  • The Library
  • Museum
  • Green Lanes
  • The Pannier Market
  • Queens Theatre
  • Wash house Studios
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Banburys

There will also be a ‘wellbeing zone’ which will be a drop-in space providing the opportunity to chat to services, organisations and groups offering wellbeing support in Barnstaple.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden says “I’d like to congratulate One Barnstaple for putting on such a fantastic community event which I hope will help lots of people with their mental health during these winter months. I would like to encourage everyone in our community to support this event and go along to one of the workshops to find out how to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing.”

Most of the workshops on offer will be free, however there may be some contributory costs involved.

Look out for flyers and posters advertising what’s on and check out social media too. Or for further information contact Gail or Ella on 01271 866300.

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