Connect to others
When it comes to wellbeing, other people matter. Evidence shows that good relationships, with family, friends and the wider community, are important for mental wellbeing.
So taking the time to develop and enhance our relationships with those around us is important.
There are many ways to build stronger and closer relationships:
- Make an effort to spend quality time with your family each day.
- Arrange a day out with friends you haven't seen for a while.
- Switch off the TV tonight and play a game with the children, or just talk.
- Speak to someone new today.
- Have lunch with a colleague.
- Visit a friend or family member who needs support or company. Older people are particularly vulnerable to isolation and may benefit from Age UK’s befriending service
- Join a local community group or club
Information about Community Groups
Have a look in your local newspaper or search online for information on groups near to you.
Redditch Advertiser, Bromsgrove Advertiser, Redditch Standard, Bromsgrove Standard, The Village Newsletter (for Alvechurch).
Potential Groups in Bromsgrove include:
- Groups held at the Starlight Community Centre and Cafe in Charford
- Bromsgrove Engagement and Equalities Forum
- Bromsgrove Arts Society
Potential groups in Redditch include:
- The Redditch Community Forum,
- Batchley Support Group,
- What's Your Point...
Groups across both areas include:
- Older People's Forum
- Woman's Institute
- Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
- University of the Third Age (U3A)
For further information about community groups in Redditch and Bromsgrove you could also contact Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN) who hold a database of community groups in both areas.