People in Wakefield encouraged to boost their wellbeing


A local NHS trust is encouraging people in Wakefield to attend events and activities in their community during October to boost their physical and mental wellbeing.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the local provider of specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services. It is hosting wellbeing month from the 1st October to the 31st October during which events and activities are taking place that aim to boost people’s wellbeing.

Over 100 events have so far been listed on the Trust’s website and many of these will be taking place in Wakefield. For example local people can take part in a healing session to bring all aspects of themselves into harmony and balance. Or to boost physical wellbeing people can attend a modern jive introductory dance lesson.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have also backed wellbeing month and have been calling on fans to show their support and help promote wellbeing across Wakefield.

The Trust’s chair, Joyce Catterick, said, "As 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem, the month of wellbeing is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma and promote wellbeing. We know that creativity, physical activity and social inclusion make a difference to wellbeing. We want people in our local communities to be able to try something new to boost their wellbeing and we’re delighted to see so many people getting involved by hosting their own events and activities. I hope many more local people will join in."

To see full details of all events planned in October, including dates and times, visit the Trust’s website at

Local organisations and groups are also very welcome to list their own events as part of wellbeing month, just visit the Trust website or call 01924 328656.

People in Wakefield encouraged to boost their wellbeing

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