The workshop began with a discussion about defining what wellbeing means to us.
The group consisted of diverse individuals from a wide net of community projects and organisations including Transition Towns Liverpool, Liverpool FoE, WEA, Liverpool Socialist Singers,Liverpool Community Renewables, What Goes On, Make Space, Farm Urban, This is Cirrus, Merseyside Permaculture Group, Merseyside Environmental Trust, TGL, Not Just Collective, Spirit Level, L8LS, & 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.
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