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Take care of you at this year's Health and Wellbeing Festival

Health and wellbeing festival 2022

11 August 2022

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It’s time to take care of you – that’s the message from North Northamptonshire Council as it launches its second Health and Wellbeing Festival, which brings together a variety of local organisations and services to help people get active, free their mind, take time to relax and discover what health and wellbeing support is available in the area.

The popular feel-good festival takes place from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th September at various local locations and has something suitable for all the family with physical activities such as walks, netball, football and running, as well as opportunities to escape for a few hours with gardening, craft, Tai Chi, and even knitting and singing sessions.  

Talks and advice are on offer from various local organisations including Mind, Macmillan and NHFT on a range of health topics such as diabetes, cancer, autism and mental health which will provide people with the chance to feel informed, meet others and build support networks.  The award winning Youthworks LGBTQIA+ group also have social opportunities and activities for young people available during the week.

Health and wellbeing affects us all and can mean something different for everyone, which is why I’m really pleased to see a varied and jam-packed timetable for the 7-day festival.  Our aim is to give people the chance to experience a range of activities and access to support services which we hope they will benefit from and continue to use beyond the event.

We are collaborating with many local experts and partners to showcase North Northamptonshire’s health and wellbeing offer which brings everything together during the week, and will help people take time for themselves to learn, try something new, connect with others, start and keep conversations going.
Councillor Helen Harrison, Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing
We all need to find time to take care of our health and wellbeing needs, and everyone is welcome to join in with our festival which is a great way to build communities and ensure people know about and have access to the huge range of services available across the area.

Whether people need advice or support, are looking for a new hobby or activity, or want health and wellbeing inspiration, we have a fantastic line-up this year with leisure centres, parks, libraries and health services all involved, to name a few.  I’d encourage everyone to take a look at what’s on offer and join us during the week.
Councillor Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council

The Health and Wellbeing Festival consists of a huge range of free and low cost activities that are simple to join in with, further information about the event and the full timetable can be found online.

There’s still time for local health and wellbeing organisations to get involved with the festival, more information is available by emailing Bekki Hart.