Mental Health Week is being promoted from 15th – 21st May, this year under the theme of anxiety. There are a lot of factors that can influence anxiety, such as money or relationships.

The Groundwork North Wales group host a range of free projects created to support the financial and social well-being of our community. From lunch clubs to energy saving support, Groundwork North Wales works with individuals and communities across North Wales to improve mental health and well-being.

Youth Shed offers young people the chance to learn away from the structured classroom environment at Refurbs Flint. Offering these young people the chance to learn new skills, both social and practical, will improve their social well-being and equip them to be more emotionally resilient and able to deal with pressures in everyday life.

Lunch and Company improves social well-being through participation, reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older people by supporting them to stay connected and build new friendships. With so many of those over 60 feeling isolated since the pandemic, the luncheon club offers the chance to socialise, meet new people and enjoy a delicious meal with entertainment and activities.

Volunteering with Wild Ground, regular weekly outdoor volunteering sessions on Wild Ground reserves individuals can get involved in these sociable sessions. An opportunity to meet new people, have fun, and enjoy the natural environment. Help wildlife, learn new skills and boost job prospects.

Gardd Cyfle is our community garden space in Buckley, a fully accessible urban green space with opportunities for positive social well-being. The aim of this space is to strengthen community cohesion by encouraging interaction between local people.

Wood Shed, in partnership with ACL, helps those who face or are at risk of negative mental health, providing emotional and mental well-being support, alongside motivation and encouragement that will empower each individual to take action and create lasting change.

To keep up to date with projects and volunteering opportunities across the Groundwork North Wales group you can visit or look for Groundwork North Wales on your social media.

If you would like to find out more about any of our projects, please email [email protected] or call 01978 757524