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Published
8 February 2024

Can You Support the Bedfordshire and Luton Wellbeing Games?

Volunteers and partner organisations from across Bedfordshire and Luton are being invited to take part in the area’s first Olympics-themed Wellbeing Games. 
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People doing exercise and smiling

The inaugural games will coincide with this summer's 2024 Paris Olympics and are being held to promote the benefits of sport and activity for everyone’s wellbeing and in helping with recovery from poor mental health. 

A range of taster sessions from zumba, gym circuits and boxing to seated exercise will be offered for guests with the emphasis on fun and creating a warm, welcoming environment for anyone who wants to visit on the day. 

Healthy packed lunches will be available for guests and other health-themed support on the day will include health assessments. 

The games have been organised by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), which provides NHS mental health, community health and primary care services in the area, in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council and leisure centre provider Everyone Active.

They will be held at The Dunstable Centre in Court Drive, Dunstable and are open to NHS service users and other members of the public from across the Bedford borough, central Bedfordshire and Luton communities. 

It will be a day-long event and provide a range of taster sessions tailored for children and young people, adults or older adults.

The organising team are also providing a section for people with learning disabilities.

“We are incredibly excited about the Wellbeing Games and they will provide an opportunity for engagement and signposting for partner organisations from across Bedfordshire and Luton,” said Steve Muggridge, ELFT health development coordinator. 

“If any partners want to be involved on the day, or if anyone would like to help us run the event as a volunteer, then we would be delighted to hear from you.” 

Jacqui Ryan, contract activity and wellbeing manager for Everyone Active, added: “Everyone Active and Central Bedfordshire Council are incredibly proud and excited to be able to present the wellbeing game which will be open for all to attend at our Dunstable centre.

“We look forward to working in partnership with ELFT to be able to make this happen.”

The games will be held on Friday, July 26, 2024. 

Contact steve.muggridge@nhs.net if you would like to be involved.