Wellbeing Festival 2009

Join us for a free event marking World Mental Health Day to promote ways that we can all look after our mental health.

Take time out to try something new, develop your creativity or sample some relaxing therapies. All activities are free of charge and there will be something for all ages.
Visitors can enjoy a good giggle with laughter facilitator Carol Thompson who will be explaining why laughter is the best medicine. You can also discover the revolutionary power of reading in our ‘Feel better with a book’ workshop.
There will be health checks, the chance to create your own smoothie by riding a bike and a mobile photo booth in which you can take your own self portrait.
Music will be provided by flute and saxophone duo, ‘Flax’ from ‘Live Music Now’.
There will also be a variety of creative family – friendly workshops including kite-making and puppet-making, suitable for all ages.
 Children and adults are invited to compile their own, ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ and enter into a prize draw.
Stalls and displays will showcase local services and organisations and staff from a range of mental health services will be available to offer support and advice.
Also look out for ‘It’s Good To Talk – A Little Bird Told Me’, a puppet making workshop with Jim Morris taking place at Walsall Market and the ‘Time to Change’ walkabout through the town centre starting outside the gallery at 10.30am.
The event is organised by Walsall Council’s Creative Development Team in partnership with NHS Walsall and The New Art Gallery Walsall.
For further information please contact Moya Lloyd or Kerry Hodgkiss at the Creative Development Team on 01922 653114 or email hodgkissk@ walsall.gov.uk