OneWellness Club is hosting a free wellbeing and wellness festival in Harrogate this weekend.

The event will take place between 9am and 4pm today (Saturday 15th January) at OneWellness club on Mowbray Square.

The aim is to offer free trials to help improve physical and mental health in the community and beyond.

A spokesperson for OneWellness said:

“With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting social life and people’s mental wellbeing, once again, we bring our community, local charities and wellbeing partners together for a unique educational and practical event.

“Together, we will ‘work out’ through the lows and pressures of January to make sure your mood is upbeat as we look forward to getting active, enjoying exercise, and improving personal wellbeing.”

The festival follows on from the success of the Festival of Wellbeing in September.

The Festival of Wellbeing will take place on Mowbray Square.

Health is the top thing people say matters to their wellbeing

According to MIND mental health charity, one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem, like anxiety and depression, in any given week in England.

The overall number of people reporting mental health problems has gone up in recent years. Though anyone can experience a mental health problem, some groups are more likely to experience them than others.

For example, just over a quarter (26%) of young women aged between 16 and 24 years old report having a mental health problem in any given week. This compares to 17% of adults.

Welcome to the Harrogate community’s Festival of Wellbeing

Organised in a welcoming, safe and expert-led environment in Mowbray Square, Harrogate, the Festival of Wellbeing highlights the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

It offers a motivational and educational free festival with access to a range of fitness, nutrition and health classes and talks.

From Mindfulness and Wellbeing, Relax and De-stress Yoga, to Pilates, Barre, and Dance Cardio classes, the wellbeing experts at OneWellness have tailored each lesson to suit everyone and help boost physical fitness levels whilst increasing positive wellbeing.

Mind will attend The Festival of Wellbeing, setting the challenge on the day for attendees to cycle 120km, which is the number of hours volunteers give each month to engage and support the community’s people. The bike challenge aims to highlight the invaluable work of volunteers whilst raising donations for the charity.

To book any FREE class or talk, visit The Festival of Wellbeing event page. Sweaty Betty, Hustle and Co, Lush and Mind mental health charity will join the Festival with their activities and gifts geared to bolster the wellbeing experience of those who join the event.

Alasdair Everest-Ford, Head of OneWellness, said:

“At OneWellness Clubs, we have a committed team who want to positively affect people’s lives. They are passionate, keen to inspire and help people be more active, more often, regardless of someone’s starting point or goals.

“We exist to encourage a healthier lifestyle and understand the importance of staying physically and mentally well at any stage in life. The Festival of Wellbeing is a one-day boost for body and mind, but our fitness and wellbeing plans, both in our Harrogate Club and online, last for the long-term agenda of the people in our community on how they envision a healthy and fit life.”

Sally-Ann Lewis, Wellbeing Development Manager, OneWellness, said:

“This month, we begin bringing to life everything we have in store in 2022 that will help us support our members to open the door to a healthier life. So whether you are a complete beginner or experienced fitness enthusiast, we have a class to suit your current fitness levels.”

Tina Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, Mind in Harrogate District, said:

“Mind in the Harrogate District provides confidential and professional counselling to help lead to positive change, increase self-confidence and people’s ability to manage daily struggles and enhance their wellbeing in the future.

“We are happy to continue to support mental health in Harrogate and join OneWellness Clubs for their Wellbeing Festival to reach the people in our community.”

To find out more about the Festival of Wellbeing and to book your place, head to the OneWellness website.

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