Wellbeans was an idea that came into being one day while founder, Liz Andrews, was attending a social contact event at the Bristol Harbourside annual festival. During the first day, Liz engaged with three families, all of whom had sadly lost loved ones by taking their own lives. The most shocking thing was that none of their loved ones had any knowledge or concerns that they were struggling with their emotional health. If only they had reached out, talked to someone for support. It was at that moment in time, when Liz, who has emotional ill health lived experience, wondered how we could reach those you still remain silent. What would encourage, inspire them to talk?…. And so the thinking behind the group came into being….
With like-minded, passionate colleagues and friends, all Time to Change Champions, with their own lived experience, together, slowly, but surely, Wellbeans Initiative Community Interest Company evolved….
Emotional Wellbeing in the Work Place. Raising awareness of mental ill health in the workplace. City Hall, Bristol.
Words Unspoken. Male suicide evening at The Future Inn, Bristol. With guest speaker and Mind Mentalist Tim Stracey
Our events are informative and fun and during a very short space of time we have grown to a passionate and committed network.
We would love for you to join us!
There are several ways you can become involved….
Perhaps you have a hobby, interest or skill you would like to share? We are looking to set up groups of interest that you may like to head. Become a buddy? Or simply just come along and spend social time with like minded friends….
“Be the change you want to see in Bristol. Take a step forward and join Wellbeans – your local emotional wellbeing community”…. from Wellbean, Carmel Baker.
Most of all be yourself and have fun!