The award winning ‘Ignite your life’ event is coming to Knowsley

Published on: Thursday, 28-May-2015

For people looking to give their health and wellbeing a boost, Wellbeing Enterprises CIC are delighted to be delivering their award winning community resilience event ‘Ignite Your Life!’ across Knowsley.

The event offers a creative and innovative approach to personal and community resilience; teaching people to improve their wellbeing and to stay strong during difficult times.

In partnership with Knowsley Council’s Public Health team, Wellbeing Enterprises CIC will be delivering a series of events commencing in June, available across the borough for the benefit of both residents and communities.

Ignite Your Life is a half-day event that consists of three workshops:

  • Emotional Literacy– identifying our feel good factors and signs of common mental health conditions
  • ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’- learning the five simple steps that are guaranteed to improve wellbeing
  • Creative group session empowering people to tap into their creative potential

Since 2009 this free half day event has been delivered to thousands of people across the UK. Participants say Ignite Your Life improves their wellbeing, helps them support family and friends, and teaches them to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems. In 2010 Wellbeing Enterprises CIC and the Ignite Your Life programme won the prestigious Northwest Health & Social Care Award 2010.

Mark Swift, Chief Executive Officer of Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, said, “We are proud to be working with Knowsley Council and bringing this event to the borough. We know from experience that Ignite Your Life will benefit the residents and communities of Knowsley; giving them practical top tips they can use to improve their own wellbeing and support others. Everyone should give it a go, they will not be disappointed!”

Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health in Knowsley, said, “We always looking to improve people’s understanding of mental health and promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing across the borough. We are delighted that the Ignite Your Life events are coming to Knowsley which will raise awareness of this important issue in an innovative way.  I would encourage residents to take part in the free events.” 

Upcoming events:

  • “Ignite Your Life” at Northwood Community Centre Gilescroft Ave, L33 9TW Thursday the 18th June 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • “Ignite Your Life” at the Maggie O’Neill Centre, 433 Liverpool Rd, Huyton, Merseyside L36 8HT Monday 6th July 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • “Ignite Your Life” at Roby Community Centre, Merton Crescent, Merseyside L36 4LD Friday 7th August 1pm-3pm

To book a place or find out about future dates and venues, local residents can contact Wellbeing Enterprises CIC on 01928 589 799.

Wellbeing Enterprises CIC are also interested to hear from community groups, local organisations and employers who want to be involved in the programme and have events delivered for their groups. They can also contact the team on 01928 589 799.