5 Ways to community - A Project by your Social Prescribers for One Ellesmere Port & Healthbox CIC
Community plays a huge role in our health and wellbeing. Whether it’s your friendly neighbour, your local football team or even the family run shop you grab your loaf of bread from. We all play a part in making the spaces we live in feel like home.
After such a long time spent apart, we want to showcase just how great Ellesmere Port community truly is.
So, over the next 5 months we invite you to participate in our ‘5 Ways to Community’ project.
Each month we will focus on one of the 5 ways to wellbeing, Give, Connect, Be Active, Be Mindful and Learn. There will be a lots of fun activities, challenges, and information on what is available locally in Ellesmere Port. Bringing together family, friends, work colleagues or even your neighbours to join in the fun.
Get Snapping! We want to see all your fabulous contributions to the project and bring them all together in one place. Each time you complete an activity, attend a group or participate with friends, take a picture to capture the moment and upload them to our Facebook page @5waystocommunity... and remember to spread the word.
It helps us to connect with others, provides a sense of reward and can often give us purpose. Throughout September we challenge you to GIVE to your community. This could be volunteering your time, donating unwanted items, raising money for a charity, spending time with friends or relatives who need support… the list goes on.
October: BE ACTIVE
Keeping active is not only good for our physical health but also for our mental wellbeing.
Being active is all about movement! You don’t have to be an athlete to have a dance around the kitchen or go for a walk with friends. It’s all about finding an activity that you love and makes you feel good.
In October we challenge you to BE ACTIVE in your community!
Go for a walk, try a new sport, do some gardening, whatever it is try to do around 30 minutes a day to keep your heart and head healthy.
November : TAKE NOTICE
Paying attention to the people and world around us can help us be present and reflect on our thoughts and feelings. Some call this practice ‘Mindfulness’. It can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. It can change the way you approach challenges and give you a more positive outlook.
In November we challenge you to TAKE NOTICE in your community.
No matter how old we are, everyone can always learn something new. Learning new skills can help bring a sense of purpose, boost self esteem and connect with others.
In December we challenge you to LEARN in your community.
Try something new, rediscover an old interest, sign up for the course you’ve always said you would do. Learn an instrument or cook that recipe you saw on the TV. Set yourself a challenge and most importantly…have fun doing it!
Connecting with others and the world around you can bring a sense of belonging, shared experiences and feel supported.
It’s important that we spend time building these connections, as it can help tackle loneliness and give us a better perspective on life and our issues. So, in January we challenge you to CONNECT in your community!
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