These are unprecedented and uncertain times. We know that the tools and techniques underpinning everything we do at Fresh Air Fridays support mental and emotional wellbeing, without exception. Our mental and emotional health impacts on our physical wellbeing. Noticing our thoughts and feelings, alongside having the tools that enable us to process those thoughts and feelings, help us to build resilience.
We would love you to join us on one of our Breathing Spaces. They do what it says on the tin. 30 minutes just for you, tools and space for you to pause and relax. They will help you cope with whatever is going on for you at this moment in time.
You’ll find lots of information on our Total Wellbeing pages.
We’ll be sharing more in our Fresh Air Fridays Facebook group so please join us there.
Sign up to our Weekly emails – exploring our different themes – another support for you around your own wellbeing and making positive life changes.
Feeling stressed, anxious, out of sorts or simply reflecting on what is going on for you. This podcast course is an opportunity for you to address all or any of these things.
Fresh Air Fridays podcast course has been supporting members and facilitators alike over the last 5 years. Whilst it was recorded early on in our history it still continues to add great value to the people who engage with the content. We will soon be releasing a newly recorded audio programme, but during the current situation, we wanted to share whatever tools we can to support you to navigate life in a way that works for you.
This course will support you to destress, relax, improve your relationships and have your life work, irrespective of what is going on around you.
Please feel free to share with colleagues, friends and family. Pop on your walking shoes if you are able, head to your garden or find a pot plant to be with, take some time for you and have a listen!
Busy? Anxious or stressed? Running on empty? Need some breathing space? Stuck and not sure what’s next for you? Feeling a bit low and don’t really know why? Keen to create the best life you can? Want to improve your wellbeing? Love being outside? Perhaps you’re feeling brilliant and want to ensure this continues?
If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, then you’re in the right place.
Fresh Air Fridays provides you with a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore what is most important to you and your life. Our Wellbeing for Everyone are community sessions, open to anyone over 18 years old who is keen to maintain and improve their wellbeing. Together in a small group we practice skills to develop our mental and emotional wellbeing and increase our resilience.
All our sessions take place outside. There are a number of reasons for that but mainly because it makes us all feel good! Being out in nature helps us become more relaxed and more resourceful. The motion of walking enables us to access both sides of our brain making us more creative and better able to problem-solve. There is a significant and growing body of research showing that being in green spaces, and particularly amongst trees, is good for our wellbeing.
Everything starts with you – when you take care of yourself, you’re so much more able to deal with the challenges that life often brings. You’re also able to be there for others and choose how you show up in the world. On our sessions we explore a series of themes. These are designed to empower you to really start living the life you want.
Sessions are 2 1/2 – 3 hours long and run on a monthly basis.
We really do take you outside so you feel good on the inside!
Don’t just take our word for it, here Megan shares how the programme has benefited her.
Sessions run on different days of the week (not just on Fridays) and are listed on our Sessions page, where you can book your place.
Your first session is always FREE, so come along to see if it is something you’d like more of in your life. If you would like more, you can drop in to sessions or become a member.
We see that people get the most from Fresh Air Fridays when they join as a member, mainly because they make a commitment to themselves and their lives. Our annual membership fee is £25 when paid monthly (or £250 if you pay for the year in a lump sum). Amazing value! As a Fresh Air Fridays annual member, you can go on as many sessions as you like, with any of our facilitators across the UK. You will also be given a copy of our Fresh Air Fridays book, with lots on how you can support yourself to achieve what you want in your life.
In the meantime, visit our Total Wellbeing page to get our Top 5 Tips for wellbeing or visit our Blogs page for more insights.
If there are no sessions currently running near you and you would like there to be, please let us know by completing a session request form here.
When we have a session that you might be able to attend we will contact you by email. Our vision is to have Fresh Air Fridays sessions running all over the country, every day of the week. With your help we can make that happen!
If you’d like to know more about becoming a Facilitator and joining our amazing team, make sure you come along to some sessions. You can also download our Facilitator Information booklet here.
Sign up to our free weekly email, which explores the theme of the month in more detail. You can sign up here.
We also have a monthly business email which might also be of interest. You can sign up here.
Let us know if you have any questions and comments, we’d love to hear from you. So, what are you waiting for? Visit our Sessions page or get in touch and start living your best life!
If you would like to know more about why Fresh Air Fridays was created visit our About page.