How can we build wellbeing together; in our own lives, in wider society and in harmony with the natural world? The Network of Wellbeing and Hawkwood College are exploring this question at the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend in Stroud from 22nd - 24th September 2017 in Stroud, UK.
And you can join us there too! Early bird tickets are available now, and prices include accommodation at Hawkwood College’s beautiful listed venue, with delicious home cooked food and stunning grounds (pictured right).
Working together for wellbeing: Key note speakers
Prominent speakers also joining us at the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend, include:
- Karen Creavin, Head of Wellbeing Services at Birmingham City Council;
- Nic Marks, TED speaker, pioneer of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and the Happy Planet Index,
- Katherine Trebeck, Senior Economics Researcher at Oxfam, and
- Chris Johnstone, Founder of the College of Wellbeing.
All of these speakers will highlight why wellbeing matters as a personal and a collective issue.
Roger Higman, Director at the Network of Wellbeing, said “Wellbeing for everyone should be at the heart of what business and government does, yet it too often gets forgotten in a dash for profit and economic growth. At the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend, we’ll put wellbeing centre stage and ask how we can work together to create a society that meets everyone’s needs”.
Highlighting the importance of this type of event, Katherine Trebeck, Senior Researcher at Oxfam, said: “Wellbeing is only going to be delivered if we’re working together, so it is really valuable to spend some decent, quality time together with practitioners and with thought leaders, asking hard questions about wellbeing – how do we deliver it and what are the blockers to the wellbeing agenda? And also to build momentum and enthusiasm, too”.
Time to get involved: Interactive workshops
Besides key note speakers, the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend will feature workshops where participants will share and learn best practice and discuss how we can co-create a happier world. These include:
- Shamash Alidina, Co-Founder of Museum of Happiness;
- Mike Zielder, Co-Founder of Happy City;
- Alex Nunn, Head of Courses, Campaigns and Communications at Action for Happiness;
- Sherry Clark, Service Designer at Happiness Works;
- Felipe Viveros, European Representative of the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan;
- Rebecca Mellor, Founding Director of Creative Wellbeing;
- Duncan Fraser, Founder of Useful & Kind;
- Alan Heeks, author of Natural Happiness, and
- Michelle Preston, Founder of Simply Happy.
Shamash Alidina, from the Museum of Happiness said: “I am really excited about this event. There is an amazing list of speakers joining, and the location is really beautiful, too. Hawkwood College offers a lovely balance of education and connection to nature, and a very peaceful atmosphere”.
Located within the enchanting 19th Century Grade II listed Hawkwood College and amidst 42 acres of beautiful, sustainably managed grounds, Building Wellbeing Together promises to be a delight for the senses as well as the mind.
The Building Wellbeing Together Weekend is open to everyone who wants a world that favours happier people, healthier communities and a sustainable planet.
Tickets are available from £175 for the weekend (including food and a place to stay), and £95 for the Saturday only. We currently have a limited number of £25 early bird discounts available, so anyone able to join should book their place as soon as possible.
And if you have any questions about this event then please get in touch.