We know that life has its challenges- for example leaving work, loneliness, money worries and bereavement- and these can all affect our wellbeing. My Generation is a free programme to help those of us over 50 to improve our wellbeing, together.
What does it involve?
Over eight free weekly sessions, you can learn all about staying mentally well while enjoying activities and spending time with others. Activities vary, but could include things like arts and crafts, talks and gentle exercise. You'll also have the chance to learn about other projects in your area that could help you, and find out how you can help others.
Who can take part?
Anyone over 50 living in the Swansea area can take part, totally free of charge.
Where is it?
Our sessions take place at Swansea Mind, 66 St Helen's Rd, Swansea SA1 4BE
How do I get involved?
Just get in touch. Give us a call, email us or pop in and see us. Phone: 01792 642999 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the project
My Generation is a joint project between Mind Cymru and local Minds in Wales to help people over 50 to stay well by improving their resilience. It’s funding by Welsh Government and delivered by your local Mind.
How has it helped people?
My Generation was piloted in four areas in Wales and found that at the end of the eight sessions:
"Each week I would leave after the session feeling more positive and happier than I had felt before coming to the session that day. It was good to have the space to talk as a group. Sharing stories and experiences, listening to others, learning and supporting one another.
"I really enjoyed the variety of wellbeing activities that the course offered, particularly the physcial activies, these were funa nd age suitable. It's a good introduction to classes and prjects that are running locally.
"My experience with the project as a whole, it has helped me increase my confidence and has inspired me to look into setting up my own social group. The project introduces you to new activities, you learn new things, make new friends and gives you the opportunity to talk" - Marje Holly, from Rhydyfelin