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5 Ways To Well Being - Connect

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With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Ideas to get you started: 

Wyre Forest Community Directory
Details of a wide range of community organisations in the Wyre Forest area. 

Activities for Older People
Explore our booklet detailing a wealth of Wyre Forest groups offering support and friendship, hobbies and activities.  

Connecting online
Looking to improve your IT skills and get better connected online? Go On Worcestershire offers free training at venues such as libraries; or learn online using the Learn My Way website.

Parks in Wyre Forest
Connect with people whilst connecting with nature. Many parks have ‘Friends of’ groups who organise events and activities. 

Time to Talk
Time to Talk Day takes place each February and aims to get people talking about mental health. It’s part of the Time to Change Campaign, set up to end mental health discrimination.

Group walks and activities
Take part in a group walk and explore our beautiful district by foot or take up a new sport and meet new people.

Age UK run the Reconnections service, helping to reduce loneliness in Worcestershire. Working with individuals aged 50+ and volunteers of all ages. 

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and get to know your local community. Find out about local volunteering opportunities on the Do-it website.

Community venues
Find out what activities are on offer at your local village hall, faith building or children’s centre or at community venues such as Simply LimitlessElizabeth Mills CentreSt George’s Hall Bewdley

Digital Inclusion
If you would like help and support in developing your digital skills and build your confidence to access online information, the digital champions within the library can assist. Please contact the library service on 01905 822722 for more information or visit your local library.

Events to take part in:

  • Saturday 24th March- Bewdley Greener Living Fair 10.30am- 2.30pm

    Connect with your environment and find out about local organisations and community groups, sustainable living and volunteering opportunities. A fun and educational family friendly event.
    St. George’s Hall, Bewdley.
    More information 

  • Saturday 24th March Come and CONNECT with nature! Meet at 10am

    Help the rangers to restore the local lowland heathland, a threatened habitat which has been recently highlighted as being of particular global importance. 90% has gone. Help remove invasive species and help do your bit to conserve the local environment.
    Meet at Blackstone Picnic Place, off A456 Bewdley by-pass, DY12 1PU. No charge.

  • Wednesday 28th March- Make Lunch 12noon- 2.00pm

    Come along for a family afternoon of colouring and crafts, games and lunch. Hosted by Simply Limitless and provided free of charge.
    Salvation Army, Jerusalem Walk, off Queen Street, Kidderminster, DY10 2NP.
    For more information contact 01562 751144

For further information on the 5 ways to wellbeing ‘connect’ theme, visit:

NHS Choices

Wyre Forest District Council