Renew Wellbeing (renewwellbeing.org.uk) is the name of the overarching organisation which helps churches around the country to offer a simple, quiet shared space. The concept is to provide a safe space where people with emotional or mental health difficulties are welcome, with an aim to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to bring a hobby or take part in activities and enjoy the quiet space (which is currently our church garden kitted out with a gazebo).
There will be optional times of simple guided prayer and meditation at 9:45 and 12pm. renew@westgate is open to those of no faith or of any faith and there is no obligation to join in with prayer activities.
The activities are based around the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ which promote good mental and emotional health, to:
During this pandemic for safety reasons please either bring your own hobby with you, or, use the individual activity packs provided. Once the disruption of COVID diminishes, we plan that more of our hobbies will be shared.
Our current roadmap plans that we use the garden during April and May, but will move into the foyer area around June time.
Please come along and join us, and may we all renew our wellbeing together.