Thousands sign up to the Year of Well-being

Nearly 2,000 people in Telford and Wrekin have pledged to improve their well-being as part of a Telford & Wrekin Council campaign.

Thousands sign up to the Year of Well-being

Launched in July 2021, the Year of Wellbeing campaign encourages residents to think about their well-being and make a small change to improve how they feel.

As a result, hundreds of people have now made time to go for regular walks, sleep better, connect with friends and family more often, and limit the use of social media.

Once people pledge to improve their well-being online, they receive an email each week as a helpful reminder.

Each email is packed with tips and ideas to help people make small changes to improve how they feel, with a different theme each week.

Cllr Kelly Middleton, Leisure, public health and well-being, equalities and partnerships (lab), said: 

"After around two years of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted a way to help boost people's well-being during what has been a difficult time for all.

"It's great to see the feedback from people who have joined the campaign and have told us the positive difference it has made in their lives.

"People who have joined the campaign appreciate the ideas and reminders to just spend some time on themselves.

"Since I joined the campaign, I have committed to go for walks more often and to avoid using my phone before bed.

"They may seem like small things, but they have made a noticeable difference to how I feel.

"I want to encourage all our residents to make this their year of well-being; this is your year to feel happier and healthier."

Residents can join the thousands who have already made their pledge to improve their well-being by visiting