Challenge Project Ocean for Wellbeing
Challenge Network teens participating in Ocean of Wellbeing activity

Teenagers from across Walsall taking part in the NCS (National Citizen Service) Challenge Network have joined forces with The Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s Community Wellbeing Plus Service to help promote positive health and wellbeing.

The Challenge Network, made up of school leavers between the ages of 15-17 took part in a range of activities around the Five Ways of Wellbeing during their visit to our head office, Hawthorns House.

One of the main wellbeing activities the young people participated in was the Ocean of Wellbeing which helps participants share positive experiences and positive coping strategies in regards to their wellbeing.

Community Wellbeing Worker, Rebecca Clark was delighted to welcome back the Challenge Network for the fourth year running.

She said: “We really enjoyed having the young people from the Challenge Network back here with us and from our part we found the whole experience very rewarding.

“The aim of the day was to educate the youngsters on the Five Ways to Wellbeing and allow them to discover how wellbeing activities can be used to improve or maintain wellbeing and I believe we definitely achieved this.”

The day is one of many activities the students from the Challenge Network team will complete in to boost their CV and teach them new skills.

A student from the NCS said: “It was an eye opening experience, because we all as a group found out things we didn’t know about mental ill health as well as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.”

The Community Wellbeing Plus Service is available across Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton and offers a variety of free groups and activities to boost mood, enhance health, wellbeing and improve your social network.

If you would like to access the Wellbeing Plus Service or would like more information, please contact our Wellbeing Plus Team Leader, Dave Pickard on 0121 565 5605 or by email at wellbeingplus@kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk