An initiative to promote wellbeing is being held in Altrincham. Using music, arts and crafts to promote positive health messages, the pop up is located at 59 George Street, Altrincham from 23rd February until 2nd March.
The pop up space will offer a range of activities, including music from BOOMbox volunteers and Seed Studios, health assessments carried out by Trafford Community Leisure Trust and complementary therapies. The activities are focused around the findings of the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project (2008), which found that for good mental health and wellbeing the ‘5-a-day’ should be ‘Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
Trafford Council, NHS Trafford and the Health and Wellbeing Board have helped the group to develop the pop up project and successfully bid for Big Lottery Funding to support it. Julie Howarth of SCILightARTS said: “If the event is successful we will be looking to work with partners to deliver the event in other town centres across Trafford later on in the year.”