Our Year of Wellbeing - 20 August 2019

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Issue 14 - 20th August 2019

Dragon Boat Teams Corporate Games

Fantastic result for Coventry and Warwickshire in the Corporate Games

The recent Europe Corporate Games was a big hit, with teams from organisations all over the UK coming to Coventry to participate in events from karting to golf, and netball to dragon boat racing.

Events were held over three days with both Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council employees playing a big part of the action and competing against teams from Vodafone, Virgin and Domino’s Pizza, among others. Both teams put in fantastic performances, winning a combined total of 64 medals and both coming in the top ten out of 51 teams! 

Corporate Games action shots

The games were not only a fantastic opportunity to reinforce Coventry's reputation as a friendly, welcoming city, they also showed how powerful sport can be in bringing people together and how important it is, both for our physical and mental health.


In many cases it has helped to build new friendships, and has ignited or reignited a sporting passion, motivating people to carry on in the hope of improving and getting a little fitter and healthier - which is exactly what the Year of Wellbeing is all about!

Corporate Games podium shots


Who cares?! Identifying and supporting carers in the workforce

How many members of your workforce have a caring responsibility outside of their traditional job? And what can you do to support them?

Find out more about the support available here

Wellbeing - woman in field

Promoting happier, healthier lives at first ever 'Being Well' festival

Come along to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 24 October for this FREE event, aiming to share ways to help you re-coup, re-balance and re-centre your world. 

Hear from a whole host of inspirational speakers including breast cancer survivors, Jane Devonshire, winner of BBC Masterchef 2016 and BBC presenter, Satnam Rana. Join in with meditation led by a Thai Buddhist Monk and listen to the harmonies of feel-good choir, Pop Chorus. 

It's free to register, so what are you waiting for...?

More information and event registration

Walking in the woods

Guide to wellbeing in the great outdoors

Check out A Dose of Nature – our guide to wellbeing in the great outdoors in Coventry and Warwickshire.

This is just one of a host of resources to be found in the Year of Wellbeing web pages.

Jayne YoWB Blogger

Volunteering keeps Jayne young at heart

Read how our blogger, Jayne, has found volunteering for the Girl Guides a commitment that not only nurtures her own wellbeing, but that of others, too.

Read Jayne's story

Simon YoWB Transplant Games

YoWB blogger to represent Team GB in Transplant Games

Best of luck to our Year of Wellbeing Business Ambassador, Simon Perkin, who is taking part in the World Transplant Games in Gateshead this week.

Simon had a bone marrow transplant in 2012, but still does all he can to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors and a healthy lifestyle.

Read Simon’s inspirational story here 

North Warwickshire Discovery Day

Discovery Day in North Warwickshire!

Bank Holiday Monday is Discovery Day in North Warwickshire!

Loads of leisure activities will be free of charge on Monday 26 August at the Borough's leisure centres at Coleshill, Polesworth and Atherstone.

Why not join in the fun and maybe even try something new?

Find out more

Recovery and Wellbeing Academy

Support for personal recovery and wellbeing

There's still time to get signed up for courses as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Recovery Academy.

Courses focus on everyday topics such as depression, anxiety and coping with conflict.

Upcoming dates include Wellbeing in Later Life and The Environment and Me, an opportunity to explore the wellbeing benefits of the great outdoors.

Find out more about courses here


Save the date

Year of Wellbeing legacy conference

Our latest update for senior leaders includes an important ‘hold the date’ for a Year of Wellbeing legacy event open to all, to take place on 4 December.

It also highlights activity coming up in September.

Read the August update here

Sports Fest Broadgate August 2019

Broadgate transforms into sporting arena for Sports Fest 

Coventry Ambassadors will be out and about at Coventry Sports Fest right up to Thursday 22 August.

Coventry's Broadgate has been transformed into a sport arena for a week, with different activities taking place every day to get people moving! Why not pop along to see what's going on!




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The Year of Wellbeing is organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Boards which include representation from all of the NHS organisations in our area, together with Healthwatch, local councils, the police and the fire service. The aim of the year is to share resources to support stronger, healthier communities, and to promote the important of taking action to improve health and wellbeing.  

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