We have always known that attending Towersey Festival leaves people feeling happier. We get so much feedback about it being an escape and a place where people leave feeling hopeful about the world.
And the more we think about the issues of mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing we realise that as well as having some activities in our programme that are specific to this category, the whole Towersey Festival experience is good for wellbeing. We plan to develop this area going forward but we hope that just being able to get out and join us, family and friends in 2021 will be a mood booster in itself.
Check out the five ways to wellbeing and you'll see how Towersey can improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Five ways to wellbeing
Foresight’s Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project has drawn on state-of-the-art research from across the world to consider how to improve everyone’s mental capital and mental wellbeing through life. Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish.
The following steps have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation.
Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.
Towersey - hours of ceilidh and dance workshops, yoga or simply just wandering around the festival green.
Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life.
Towersey - daily workshops to try your hand at something new
Participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research.
Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.
Towersey - we rely on our amazing team of volunteers to keep the festival running but also know that our festival goers are constantly looking out for each other and supporting each other
Being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities. Take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you.
Towersey - being relaxed and 'away from it all' gives you the time and space to really appreciate the world around you
Feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world.
It’s clear that social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages.
Towersey - brings together family and friends but also welcomes and includes new friends every year.