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A group of Mahdlo members recently completed a six week ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ course, which saw them try new activities, get active and feel confident about themselves.
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‘Being happy is being healthy’ say young people from Mahdlo
Young people from Oldham have learnt that being happy is being healthy after recently completing the 5 Ways To Wellbeing project at Mahdlo.
As part of the Oglesby Health and Wellbeing project Junior members were invited to take part in a five week course to learn more about wellbeing.
Each week the group took part in a range of activities to gain a better understanding of 5 ways to wellbeing which are:
The group learnt the importance of connecting with others, including friends, family, neighbours, teachers in school or staff at Mahdlo. By taking part in games and sharing their interests, they were able to connect with others in the group.
- Be active
From high ropes to trampolining, the group went on various trips around Oldham to inspire them to be active every day.
- Take notice
Young people were tasked to notice the little things by taking part in a photography workshop. Walking around their neighbourhood, the group were encouraged to take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around them, whilst capturing their findings on camera.
- Keep learning
Young people got hands on during the ‘keep learning’ session, visiting the local allotments where they had an introduction to gardening and planted their own sunflowers.
After an exciting cooking session, young people presented their freshly baked cakes to other members in the Youth Zone.
Emma Burke-Sheen, Health and Wellbeing Champion at Mahdlo said: “The project was a great way for us to focus on health and wellbeing with our members.
‘5 ways to wellbeing’ was a real success as the fun way in which we approached each topic meant all of the members were fully engaged.
It’s great to hear the young people are planning to put what they have learnt into practice after the project has ended.”
This project is funded by The Oglesby Trust.