Health, Wellbeing and Environment – Update from Wyre Forest District Council

Healthy Worcestershire                                                   

Worcestershire County Council’s new ‘Healthy Worcestershire’ programme

will provide free fun and exciting local groups to improve health and wellbeing. Weekly sessions are being set up in various local community venues and will offer:

  • strength and balance programmes
  • healthy lifestyle advice
  • community safety information
  • links to a wide range of other health promoting activities in the local community.

The first sessions will get underway at Wolverley Memorial Hall (DY11 5TN) on Monday 1 July 9.30-11.30am, with more venues coming soon.

Wolverley Health Worcestershire Poster

  Carers Week 2024

This week (10–16 June 2024) is Carers Week, a UK-wide awareness campaign seeking to increase visibility for carers and the challenges carers face which impact on their finances, employment, health and wellbeing.

The Worcestershire Association of Carers (WAC) provide a range of services for unpaid carers across the county. A carer could be anyone who provides unpaid support to a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental ill-health or substance misuse problems. Support includes a free helpline (0300 012 4272) operating throughout the year from Monday to Friday (9am to 7pm) and on Saturdays (9am to 12 noon). WAC also run Carers Groups where, if you are a carer, you can meet with other carers who share and understand your experiences and gain access to support, and information to help you. The Kidderminster Carers Group meets at Kidderminster Library on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2-4pm, with the next meeting on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Visit the WAC Website

 

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a public health campaign which is managed and hosted by the charity Alcohol Change UK. This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week takes place from 1-7 July 2024 on the theme of ‘Understanding alcohol harm’.

Alcohol Change offer lots of advice and support, including:

  • Facts about alcohol and drinking
  • A quiz to help check your drinking
  • Alcohol until calculators and apps to help you cut down
  • Tips on reducing your drinking
  • Support available for you or your loved ones.

Alcohol Change UK charity: Alcohol harms. Time for change. | Alcohol Change UK

Bewdley Over 50s’ Showcase

The Bewdley Over 50s’ Spring Showcase event took place on 25 April at St Anne’s Church. The event was a huge success with approximately 130 Bewdley residents attending to get help and advice from the  16 organisations in attendance.Feedback from the event was that it was very informative, well organised, a good selection of organisations and a great location.The winter Over 50s’ Showcase events are scheduled for October 2024 in Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport. 

More information coming soon!

Services for over 50s

 

Free Park Yoga sessions

Wyre Forest’s new free Park Yoga sessions got underway in May and have been a resounding success so far! The weekly sessions take place at Brinton Park, Kidderminster DY11 7BB every Sunday until 15 September 2024. Sessions take place from 9.30am – 10.30am and entry is FREE. Park Yoga is for everyone – all ages, abilities and backgrounds. There is no need to book. Just come along to the park and look for the Park Yoga flag. All you need to bring is a mat or towel.

Park Yoga Kidderminster