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Health & Wellbeing Festival Gets Underway This Weekend

20th March 2017
News, Mansfield

Health & Wellbeing Festival Gets Underway This Weekend

The first ever “Health and Wellbeing” festival will begin this weekend, starting with numerous events at the popular Mansfield Museum.

From 25 March to 8 April, visitors can take part in workshops, see displays, listen to talks and have a go at a wide variety of activities that have an impact on physical and mental wellbeing.

The launch day begins at 10am on Saturday with the Heaven at Home holistic taster session at the museum and ‘The Big Picture Tour’ at Arena Church, followed by a guided walk around Quarry Lane Nature Reserve at 2pm.

The museum’s ambitious project is designed to encourage the local community to come together to take the initial step to managing and improving health.

Over the years, the museum has worked closely with many different local groups to help and support each other across a whole range of health concerns. The Health and Wellbeing Festival is now bringing together many of these groups, along with many others, to put on more than 70 free events across seven sites during the two week period.

Groups include Nottinghamshire Fire Service, Everyone Health, Mansfield District Leisure Trust, Stroke Association, My Sight and Mind, amongst others. Their common goal is to raise awareness about living a healthy lifestyle and how both physical and mental wellbeing can lead to a happier you.

The activities and workshops offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about physical activity, diet, and alternative therapies, whilst also offering advice along with the chance to channel creativity.

Activities will include Yoga, Guided walks, Blood pressure testing, Lifestyle, weight loss and nutrition talks along with Amateur dramatics performances, Wheelchair basketball and Drama led story telling.

In addition to these activities Macmillan Cancer Support are providing an impressive walk through display involving an inflatable colon to inform people about the stages of bowel cancer and other diseases in the large intestine.

Jodie Henshaw who is the Museum’s Development Officer said “They’ll be over 70 free events taking place in the Museum and six other sites across Mansfield, they’re events which include all sorts of different things.”

“The idea is that you can try out all sorts of different things and try and find something that you actually enjoy doing so they’ll be things like Yoga, the local fire station will be doing some physical activities so there’s lots of different ways of getting involved in fitness.”

“There’s something for everybody, its all free we’ve got timetables that are available and you’re welcome to come to as many of the different events as you like”

 

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