Virtual Well-being Weekender Returns This September! – The UK’s best-loved virtual well-being festival the Live Life Well Weekender – created by the founders of the Cheltenham Well-being Festival and launched in light of COVID-19 to better support the public’s well-being – is set to return for a second series between the 11th – 13th September 2020.
The Live Life Well Weekender 2.0 is the second virtual well-being festival being hosted to help support the public’s health and well-being in these extraordinary times, featuring experts such as Dr Radha Modgil, Dr Dawn Harper, Men’s health champion Anthony Astbury among many others.
This three-day virtual festival from the 11-13th September 2020, will see over 40 expert speakers, campaigners and professionals come together again, to discuss current concerns around mental health, loneliness, career and employment, money, child development, self-care and much more, to help provide better access to much-needed advice and expertise to support people in these extraordinary times.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the biggest health crisis for generations. It has had catastrophic impacts on our daily lives and research shows that it will continue to do so for years to come.
Research shows that at least half a million more people in the UK may experience mental ill-health as a result of Covid-19, says the first forecast from the Centre for Mental Health. More than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) report feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life. The most common issues affecting wellbeing are worried about the future (63%), feeling stressed or anxious (56%) and feeling bored (49%).
“Whether it’s mental health, loneliness, boredom, stress related to employment or money worries, how the experience will impact our children for the future, to the wider economic impact, COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives and it is likely to have a lasting impact on us for years to come “say organisers of the event.
“It is therefore vital that we take action now to help mitigate these effects, which is why our community is coming together once again to host a second virtual festival, providing access to the resources people need to support their health and well-being now.”
The Live Life Well Weekender will bring together experts and industry leaders, to provide a variety of talks, workshops and resources, that will offer support, spark discussions and provide the practical tools that people desperately need, to help protect their own, and their families well-being as we move out of lock-down and into our new norm.
Co-founder of the Live Life Well Weekender Lottie Keble-Wyatt said of the festival; “Feedback from the May event was unbelievably positive, with a huge amount of gratitude from people for the high-quality content, and informative talks and discussions that addressed some of the main issues people are facing every day in lockdown. The festival provided people with a real sense of inspiration, support, and hope in these challenging times.
“Now as we look to society working towards returning to a new norm, we want to make sure we continued to support our nations’ well-being and look at the new topics and concerns that our society is facing.”
The Live Life Well Weekender 2.0 will once again be a not-for-profit event and will be accessible to all with FREE tickets for all front-line and key workers, students, as well as those in need who are on low incomes or unemployed as a result of the pandemic.
A nominal fee of £12 per household for General Admission provides visitors with access to the whole three-days of content, of which all profits received will go charity to support the NHS CHARITIES NATIONAL COVID 19 APPEAL. All contributors are doing this event for FREE, so if you can afford to pay, please do contribute to the hard-working team behind this virtual event.