A host of free activities and events are on offer next week in a festival aimed at improving our wellbeing.
The Festival programme of activities is a partnership project between Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership other public services, the 3rd sector, community organisation and private providers.
Throughout the festival, Live Life Aberdeenshire libraries, in partnership with Playlist for Life, have a number of “Help Points” across the Shire where people affected by dementia and their carers can get support on how to create playlists. Stonehaven Library is one of those locations.
Other events in Stonehaven are listed (apologies for formatting). Please also refer to the full programme which can be found on the Wellbeing Festival webpage and by opening the South Aberdeenshire pdf
Tuesday 14th May
Meet and Eat – Open Session Healthy eating and mindful exercise. Pillar Kincardine. 11.30am to 2pm Free, but booking essential. Accessible: Yes. 01569 767222
Makaton Taster Session An introduction to Makaton sign language delivered by NHS Speech and Language Therapists in partnership with Live Life Aberdeenshire Libraries. To book a place at this event go to: www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk or phone Stonehaven library. Stonehaven Library, Evan Street, Stonehaven AB39 2ET. 1.30pm to 3pm • Free, but booking essential. • Accessible: Yes • 01569 690531
Wednesday 15th May
Pause for Presence Mindful meditation. Stonehaven, Pillar Kincardine. 10.30am to 11.30am Free but booking essential Accessible 01569 767222
Mind and Body Programme – for Women Open session for women seeking to better manage their mental health and well-being. Stonehaven Pillar Kincardine. 1pm to 3pm Free, but booking essential. Accessible: Yes. 01569 767222
Thursday 16th May
hearME Stress Less Workshop For community members whose mental health is impacted by stress. Blue Room, Stonehaven Community Centre, Stonehaven. 10am to 12noon Free Accessible: Yes • firstname.lastname@example.org 07860 781646
Mental Fitness Workshop Using a Cognitive Bahavoural Therapy approach, the workshop offers insight into early signs and symptoms of poor mental health and how to manage them.
Pillar Kincardine. 1pm to 3pm. Free, but booking essential. • Accessible: Yes • 01569 767222
Friday 17th May
Mind and Body Programme – for Men Open session for men seeking to better manage their mental health and well-being. Stonehaven, Pillar Kincardine. 9am to 3pm • Free, but booking essential. • Accessible: Yes • 01569 767222
Living Mindfully with Martin Stepek
Martin Stepek, an author and journalist, will discuss his writing and provide advice on how to live mindfully. To book a place at this event go to: www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk or telephone Stonehaven Library on 01569 690531. 7pm to 8.30pm Free but booking essential Accessible – yes 01569 690531
Thursday 23rd May
Best Medicine – Comedy Showcase – for age 12+ Enjoy a fantastic free evening with rising comedy stars currently on the circuit.
Alcohol Free Space – soft drinks available.
Stonehaven Town Hall, 6pm, Free Accessible: Yes • email@example.com • 01467 536502