SEED Festival 2017 Review – Blooming Brilliant!

NOW’s Larch Maxey reports on the SEED festival held at Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) will be co-hosting our exciting Building Wellbeing Together Weekend at Hawkwood College from 22nd to 24th September, so we were really excited to have a presence at the recent SEED Festival, also held at Hawkwood College. The third, bi-annual SEED Festival had an amazing line up of speakers and activities around this year’s Festival theme of big ideas taking root! We knew it was going to be a special experience, and our expectations were far exceeded at this truly special, transformational event!

Building Wellbeing Together: Full Programme and Final Early Bird Deadline!

How can we build wellbeing together; in our own lives, in wider society and in harmony with the natural world?

The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Hawkwood College are exploring this question at the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend from 22nd - 24th September 2017 in Stroud, UK - and we'd like you to join us!

We have recently confirmed the full programme for this event. Tickets are on sale now, and we have a limited number of early bird tickets available until 14th July at latest.

How Does Nature Improve Happiness and Wellbeing?

The wellbeing benefits of the natural world are regularly highlighted here at the Network of Wellbeing, and so it’s a pleasure to see that many other people share our passion. One example of this is the well-respected Arts and Humanities Research Council supporting a research project on Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing. This project is led by Samantha Walton at Bath Spa University, and explores the links between nature, health and environmentalism in 20th and 21st century literature.

Supporting Greater Wellbeing for All: A City Wide Approach

Guest post by Karen Creavin, Head of Wellbeing Services at Birmingham City Council, who will be a key note speaker at our Building Wellbeing Together Weekend in September:

In Birmingham, we’ve been working on enhancing wellbeing and tackling inequalities for a many years now. Particularly over the last 7 or so years, we have been looking to develop a behaviour change approach that provides a positive ‘nudge’ towards a healthy lifestyle and greater wellbeing for all.