What Makes You Happy?

In January, Liverpool FoE teamed up with local group Transition Towns Liverpool and National FoE’s Economics and Resource Use campaigner Richard Dyer, to deliver a workshop about wellbeing.

The workshop began with a discussion about defining what wellbeing means to us.

DSC_0192This was a useful way for us to explore what makes us happy, and helped organise thoughts and made connections between the people involved.


The group consisted of diverse individuals from a wide net of community projects and organisations including Transition Towns LiverpoolLiverpool FoE, WEA, Liverpool Socialist Singers,Liverpool Community Renewables, What Goes On,  Make SpaceFarm Urban, This is Cirrus, Merseyside Permaculture GroupMerseyside Environmental Trust, TGL, Not Just Collective, Spirit LevelL8LS, & Liverpool Quakers.


Together, we established themes on governance, environment, food, transport, green space and community/communications and voted on those which we felt most pressing and in need of action.

Some ideas for development

  • Deepen connections within grass roots wellbeing networks
  • Mapping exercise
  • Deliver workshops with community groups
  • Consolidate forums and networks for more joined up working
  • Outdoor play for adults

(Read the full blog about the event here)

As a follow on to this, Liverpool FoE local group member Steph Rooney is continuing to work along side Richard Dyer on developing the discussion around wellbeing at a local and national level.

At the Regional gathering on Saturday, a wellbeing taster session was delivered with members of several local groups including Pete from Chester FoE, Cat from Isle of Man FoE, Rachel and Andrew from Manchester FoE.

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Manchester FoE is the next local group who will deliver the wellbeing workshop on 21st March 10-1pm (details here)

To read about the regional gathering in a bit more detail see this blog entry here

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