If you look up wellbeing in the dictionary it says

‘the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy’.

Sometimes we all need to pay more attention to our own wellbeing, especially when we’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. At GL11 we feel it is important for everyone to aim for that state of comfortableness. There are several ways we can work towards this and we know that everybody’s path is different.

Your Way to Wellness

Your Way to Wellness aims to help you focus on personal health and wellbeing. Our keyworker, Marion, can help you find activities to suit you, or support in the right area, with an aim to get you feeling back on track and a healthier happier version of yourself. Maybe that means helping you find voluntary or paid work; offering support for housing and benefits issues; taking up a new form of exercise; meeting new people with similar interests to yourself.

To find out more, read our leaflet or contact our keyworker Marion Lloyd on 01453 548530.

“I went to the doctor’s to get a letter about me not driving any more, and me still wanting to. The GP said, “I’ve got a man who can help you with that and more,” and since then he has helped me with so many things. I don’t know what I would have done. I have my driving licence sorted, I have got help with caring for my husband and I even have a new circle of friends.”

Gill, Your Way to Wellness participant

What can I do to improve my wellbeing?

We offer lots of sessions at GL11 where you can develop a skill, learn something new and meet like-minded people. You’ll be able to choose which are best for you. Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Make use of 1-2-1 support sessions with Marion and, together, decide on your next steps.
  • Take a look at this NHS Choices article – ‘Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing‘.
  • Come along to some of our various courses on wellbeing topics like diabetes, parenting advice or confidence building.
  • Try some of our drop-in activities and sessions:

Walking Group

Explore Cam, Dursley and surrounding areas with like minded people while getting some gentle exercise.

Monday, 10am-12noon – £1

Invisible Illnesses Group

Share your experiences with invisible illness in a supportive, small group space.
Mondays, 1 – 3pm – £2

Mindfulness Meditation

Sessions to relax and unwind both mind and body.

Mondays, 9.30-10.30am – £1

Men’s Shed

A free to attend group run by men, for men, where you’ll have enough space for DIY and upcycling projects.

Mondays, 1-3pm – Free

Choir and Ukulele Groups

Explore our musical offerings at fun, friendly sessions for all abilities

Seated Yoga

Relaxing gentle exercise

Mondays, 10.30-11.30am – £1

Arts and Craft Sessions

Whether you’re into knitting, sewing or art and crafts, we run plenty of sessions for getting creative.