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Community event supports residents as part of wellbeing campaign

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Access to wellbeing support and services was at the heart of a recent community event that took place in May as part of a campaign to raise awareness on mental health and the 8 Steps to Wellbeing.

Image depicts a collage of four different photos of a community wellbeing event at Nash Dom CIC in Walsall
Nash Dom Community Hub was host to Public Health Walsall's Community Wellbeing Event on 23 May 2023.

Organised by Public Health Walsall in partnership with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the event on Tuesday 23 May at Nash Dom CIC brought together 23 providers to offer tailored advice, and information about activities and wellbeing support in the borough to over 70 attendees.  

Providers in attendance included YMCA, Rethink, One You Walsall, MindKind Projects CIC, Walsall Works, Walsall Black Sisters Collective and many more. 

Free wellbeing plans and wellbeing bottles were also given out to encourage people to understand what is important to keep them healthy, well and independent. 

The event was a culmination of an 8-week online focus on the 8 Steps to Wellbeing, which provided advice and tips on how to get active, take notice, connect and much more to benefit overall mental wellbeing.

“ The community wellbeing events and the 8 Steps to Wellbeing are ways we can support residents to improve their health and wellbeing. The event at Nash Dom CIC enabled people to get the information and support they needed. This included signposting to mental health support, benefits advice, counselling, volunteering and much more. It also provided access for those who are vulnerable that may not know about local services.

I would like to thank everyone involved in making the event a success.

Knowing where to go for help and support is important. If you need someone to talk to, you are not alone. The Black Country 24/7 Urgent Mental Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact the service by calling 0800 008 6516 or by text to 07860 025 281.

Samaritans can also be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 116 123 or email

Please call 999 if you are at risk of harming yourself or others. Further support can be found on the NHS website. “

Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces
Walsall Council

In June, two men’s wellbeing events will take place as part of Men’s Health Week (12 to 18 May 2023): 

  • Tuesday 13 June at Ryecroft Community Hub, 28 New Forest Rd, Walsall WS3 1TR from 1pm to 3.30pm. 
  • Wednesday 21 June at Walsall College (Wisemore Campus) - Graduate Academy of Hair & Beauty, WS2 8ES from 12pm to 2.30pm.

To sign up to attend or request a stall, please visit or email  



Notes to editor: 

The 8 Steps to Wellbeing focus ran for an eight-week period on the Walsall Council and Walsall Health and Wellbeing social media channels. You can find out more by searching #8StepsToWellbeing

Residents can download the free 8 Steps to Wellbeing plan from the Council website: The wellbeing plan focuses on these eight steps: 

  • Be active 

  • Take notice 

  • Connect 

  • Give something to others 

  • Learn something new 

  • Hydration for wellbeing 

  • Sleep for wellbeing 

  • Hope for the future 

For details about the upcoming men’s wellbeing events during Men’s Health Week, please email or visit

Our community-based projects support mental wellbeing across the Walsall borough. To find out more about the Thrive Mobile Wellbeing project and the 8 Steps to Wellbeing, visit the Walsall Council website

Information about the Black Country 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Helpline is available on the Rethink Mental Illness website

Further information about accessing mental health services is available on the NHS website

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