Welcome to Issue #3 and wow, what an incredible response we’ve had to the content we shared in the previous issue. Thanks for your comments which are very much appreciated whilst this project develops and attempts to engage with the wider community.
In this issue, we talk a lot about Christmas; caring for those who are lonely or in poverty during what many of us assume is a celebratory time, buying less or more thoughtful stuff and managing our digestive system as we tuck into those rich treats.
Read what our positive lifestyle providers have been up to, explore what the new ‘cultural centre’ in Haverfordwest has to offer, plus we signpost you to festive events and fun experiences.
Again, we celebrate the good work happening in the West Wales community; helping the homeless, the disabled to surf, children in need through music and raising awareness of loneliness over the festive period.
New to Issue #3 is SMILE, a place for small discoveries to lighten your mood. Watch out for the launch of The Smile Files in the next issue; real life interviews about mental health with members from different sections of our community.
I’d love to hear what you think of what you’ve seen so far – email me to let me know.
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Good things are in store for the health conscious in St Davids as two of the city’s reputable wellbeing providers announce they will be merging in 2019. St Davids Wellbeing launched their Nun Street centre in April 2016, providing essential health and wellbeing services for the community and visitors to
Noah’s Ark Nursery in Narberth are committed to the well-being of children through training all of their staff in a yoga and well-being programme. Not only have staff trained, they’ve even given up their Sunday to do so! They completed several training programmes with Mini Me Yoga Wales, all CPD
The newly built Riverside development in Haverfordwest invites members of the community to explore what’s on offer during it’s first week of opening, beginning Friday 7th December. The Western Telegraph recently published an exclusive insight to the interior of the new Riverside library in Haverfordwest. The £3 million development has
Oh how lovely the Perennial garden looked in the summer! But winter is upon us now and the staff at the Perennial have shifted gear and have their woolly hats on. Winter means we are actively working in the garden putting in the perennials, planting bulbs and splitting plants
Celia Boothman, Kona-qualifier, Iron-Woman and mum of two provides triathlon coaching and nutrition services via LTR Coaching. LTR stands for ‘Love The Rain’, “You need to love the rain, (pain and hard times) to really enjoy, and experience living,” says Celia. As an active triathlete, Celia blogs about
Although the winter break brings lots of positives like good food and quality time with family, it also throws up some problems for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Rich dinners, alcohol and stress at this time can all play havoc with digestion thus bringing on the likes of bloating,
How can we lives with depth, grit, grace and spirit in our work, art and life? How can we live with engagement, love and joy in a deeply troubled world? These two questions are at the heart of Steve Thorp’s ‘soul-making’ work and his approach to counselling and coaching
Ben Clifford, founder of the adaptive surfing initiative, Surfability UK CIC has received international recognition for his impressive work providing inclusive surfing experiences for people with disabilities and learning difficulties on The Gower, Swansea. We first discovered the project via this UNILAD film and following a brief chat with Ben
Members of Samba Doc, Pembrokeshire’s community samba band have raised £5580.37 for Children In Need following a non-stop musical Tour of Wales to mark their 10th anniversary. Over the last two years, the band, established in 2008 via a series of samba workshops supported by Communities First Trust Fund has
In just 12 months, selfless woman Amanda Evans has inspired over 2000 people to support her mission to help the homeless in Pembrokeshire. December is a time when a large section of the community comes together to celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new, and traditionally
ITV recently reported on research published by Age UK to launch their Christmas campaign about loneliness. The short film to accompany this sends an important message to our community, helping us be more mindful of those around us (whatever their age) who may be finding life specifically difficult during
Discovered on Mind Body Green. "Whether you're looking for guidance, encouragement, or inspiration to welcome the new year with intention, or just a stress-busting book for the trip home over the holidays, queue up these captivating audiobooks that approach self-care and mindfulness through totally different lenses."
Discovered on the NHS Digital Apps page and a subject covered by the BBC (children heading to apps to manage their mental health). "Catch It is for anyone who struggles with feelings like anxiety, depression, anger and confusion - it will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing."
90 Second Watch: Watch the full film here andIn addition to the world class cinematography from BBC Earth, watch how these Emperor penguins are practising for parenthood before they have an egg to look after. Beautiful.
We're creating this content as a vehicle to share the good things happening in the West Wales community and to instigate positive action where possible. We'll soon be circulating a feedback survey. Meanwhile, email us what you'd like to see in the next issue.