Thriving Communities CIC Named Finalists in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards
We are thrilled to announce that Thriving Communities CIC has been selected as a finalist in the “Inspirational Charitable Organisation” category at The Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards, organised by The Ajuda Foundation. These prestigious awards celebrate and recognise individuals and organisations that go above and beyond to prioritise the wellbeing of others.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on 2nd October 2023, as part of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference hosted at City Hall Cardiff. This recognition is a testament to the incredible work we have undertaken as part of our comprehensive 4-pillar strategy aimed at enhancing the health, happiness, and overall wellbeing of communities in South Wales.
Our Four Pillar Strategy
Mind & Body Wellness Programme: Launched in June 2023 (following a similar pilot scheme in 2022), this programme is now entering its second cohort (started 7th September). It incorporates various holistic approaches, including positive psychology, yoga, mindful breathing (pranayama), laughter yoga, meditation, as well as practical skills, such as nutritional guidance and self-help reflexology. These elements are designed to combat stress and anxiety, promoting overall mental and physical wellbeing.
Spirit of Nature Project: This initiative encourages people to connect with natural environments (blue and green spaces) through activities, such as walk ‘n’ talk sessions, Nordic Walking, Forest Bathing, meditation, and QiGong. By fostering a stronger sense of community and belonging, we aim to bring people together and encourage them to share their experiences in nature.
Happiness and Wellbeing Groups: Our organisation runs numerous social and engaging activities, many of which are offered free of charge. These activities are designed to reduce isolation and loneliness, build meaningful friendships, provide opportunities for learning and growth, and are rooted in a strong ethos of community and sharing.
Wellbeing and Empowerment Workshops: These workshops include the “Soup4TheSoul” series, focused on living life with more meaning, love, and joy. Additionally, we offer workshops introducing Positive Psychology to minimise anxiety, enhance emotional and mental health, and foster positive perspectives among participants.
Thriving Communities CIC is honoured to be recognised as a finalist in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards. This acknowledgment underscores our commitment to making a positive impact on the wellbeing of individuals and communities in South Wales. We look forward to the awards ceremony and the opportunity to celebrate the exceptional work of all the finalists.
Stay tuned for updates as we prepare for the exciting awards ceremony on 2nd October, 2023, at City Hall Cardiff.