What is Wellbeing for Life?
Wellbeing for Life is an initiative running across Coventry and Warwickshire that has evolved from the success of the 2019 Year of Wellbeing. It’s aim is to raise the profile of local prevention opportunities and encourage people to be proactive about their own health and wellbeing.
The themes for 2021 tie into local Health & Wellbeing strategies, focussing on:
- Promotion of health equality
- Supporting better mental health
- Overall support for healthier lifestyles for everyone
Wellbeing for Life aims to achieve these by continuing to engage with local communities, schools and workplace settings to provide support to deliver Wellbeing for Life initiatives.
2019: The Year of Wellbeing Highlights
In 2019, an estimated 900,000 people across Coventry and Warwickshire engaged with the Year of Wellbeing campaign. Four themes of Child Physical Activity; Workforce Wellbeing; Loneliness and Social Isolation; Celebrating Personal Successes were prioritised for the year, which saw:
- 130 schools across the area encouraging more activity in and around the school day
- 111 businesses and organisations signing up to the Thrive at Work wellbeing accreditation programme
- 680 frontline staff contacted to highlight the health and wellbeing impacts of loneliness and isolation
- 52 people were shared their wellbeing stories to the wider public
- 3,020 pledges from people on how they would improve their wellbeing