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Building Wellbeing Together NOW Fri 22 Sep - Sun 24 Sep

  • Well-being

A conference with the Network of Wellbeing

The Building Wellbeing Together Weekend will bring together thought leaders and practitioners, performers, artists and teachers from many disciplines to reflect, share and experience how we can build personal, societal and environmental wellbeing together. Our happiness and wellbeing depends in part on the health of the communities in which we live and work. This, in turn, depends on the fairness of society as a whole, and the long-term health of the natural world on which we all depend. At this event we will explore how we can live the good life and learn to live together in ways that support personal and collective wellbeing within planetary limits.

Everyone is welcome, whatever your personal or professional interest. You can expect high profile speakers combined with interactive sessions, opportunities to connect with others and time for deeper reflection. Come and learn. Come and share your experience and vision of how we can build wellbeing together! And take home a renewed commitment and a more practical, integrated vision for personal, community and societal wellbeing.

Keynote speakers include:

·  Karen Creavin is Head of Wellbeing Services at Birmingham City Council. Karen project managed an award winning 'be active’ programme across Birmingham. She works with the Local Government Agency (LGA) on member training sessions and is a regular speaker at conferences and training sessions on health and wellbeing.

Nic Marks is a specialist speaker and policy advisor on wellbeing. He pioneered the ‘Five Ways To Wellbeing’, is founder of Wellbeing Works and author of ‘The Happy Planet Index’ Nic will be speaking about ‘Wellbeing As A Movement’.

Chris Johnstone is an expert on the psychology of change, is a former NHS doctor, runs the College of Wellbeing and is author with Joanna Macy of ‘Active Hope’. Chris will share his insights on ‘Wellbeing Strategies’

  • Katherine Trebeck is a Senior Researcher at Oxfam where she is exploring an economy that delivers social justice, good lives, vibrant communities and which protects the planet. Katherine also developed Oxfam's Humankind Index, a measure of Scotland's real prosperity developed through wide ranging community consultation

And further event details:

            • Through several other speakers and workshop leaders we’ll be exploring positive psychology, arts & wellbeing, the benefits of nature, happiness activism, how to create a wellbeing enterprise, wellbeing and public policy, mindfulness, health, and wellbeing at work as well as many varieties of wellbeing practice. Along with practical activities, the weekend will be a fun way to learn, share, make friends and Build Wellbeing Together.

            • You can also find the details we've shared so far on NOW's website and social media via the following links: Event on Facebook  Network of Well-Being website

The conference will be hosted jointly by the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Hawkwood College. Register your interest by filling out the form below.

Residential single, shared and camping include all meals; non-residential includes all meals except breakfast.

  • A £25 discount will be available for a limited number of early bird bookings, so please book your place as soon as possible!













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"Hawkwood has all the ingredients we look for when running events and meetings –their ethical approach, from the fantastic food they serve to the way they manage their land, works perfectly for us. It’s a relaxed environment which is conducive to creative thinking and open dialogue, and the staff are so helpful."

Helen Browning, CEO at Soil Association