Mind and Body Wellness Programme

Integrating breath work, meditation, mindfulness and yoga for holistic health

Empowerment Workshops

Workshops to develop positivity bias and improve wellbeing

Spirit of Nature

Fun, healthy outdoor activities to promote fitness, wellbeing and social interaction

Happiness and Wellbeing Groups

Community groups to encourage social interaction, fun activities and learning.
Thriving Communities is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company with a mission to create positive, healthy, happy and thriving communities throughout South Wales.
We are a group of well-being and positive psychology ambassadors who passionately care about helping and serving others and are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers
The company was founded in September 2021, but grew rapidly end of 2022 when founding directors Mel Jones and Claire Bellavia decided to bring on board two further directors: a GP who heads up Pengam surgery in Blackwood and has championed the Mind and Body Wellness Programme and Esther Apoussidis, an holistic therapist and Energy Alignment Method mentor, who is an expert in creating positive energy flow and living in alignment with your higher self. For personal reasons Claire stepped down as Director in July 2023.


Nature Prescribing: A Healing Pathway

Nature Prescribing: A Healing Pathway

In an increasingly fast-paced and urbanised world, the importance of nature in promoting emotional, physical, and mental well-being cannot be overstated. For many individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, isolation, and loneliness, the healing power of nature can...

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