Sun shines on Weston-super-Mare Feelgood Festival

PUBLISHED: 21:00 22 May 2018

The Warriors of Wellbeing at the Feelgood Festival.

The Warriors of Wellbeing at the Feelgood Festival.


The sights and sounds of tai chi, samba music and a rock choir filled Weston-super-Mare’s Italian Gardens at the weekend.

Warriors of Wellbeing members Becci and Helen. Warriors of Wellbeing members Becci and Helen.

More than 1,500 people visited the town’s first ever Feelgood Festival.

The event was put on by the Warriors of Wellbeing, a group of organisations aiming to change how mental health is viewed in North Somerset.

As well as the games and activities, visitors were signposted to various mental health services.

Helen Yeo, from North Somerset Council’s public health team, said: “It was great to see so many people and organisations coming together to talk about mental health and how to combat stress.

A rock choir sang at the festival. A rock choir sang at the festival.

“As we showed today, while not the whole of the answer activities such as mindfulness, dancing and singing can help to reduce stress and put a smile on people’s faces.”

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