A-Z of Services

5 Ways To Wellbeing - 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.  

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.

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

Volunteering
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.

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

NHS Choices

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/connect-for-mental-wellbeing/