WELLAND – wellbeing in Elland

Welland started in 2018 in response to conversations with local residents and small business owners in the community  – many commented on a lack of opportunities available in the town, and the need for new, positive activity that helps to strengthen community spirit and improve wellbeing.

So, in June 2018 we piloted a one day festival, bringing together local wellbeing practitioners, artists, and organisations to provide a range of new activities the community could get involved in for free!

It was a huge success, and so in 2019 we extended the main event to a full weekend, and also ran a series of individual opportunities, including community walks, a workplace wellbeing networking event, and a series of ‘spark meetings’ where the community could give us their ideas.

We received lots of positive feedback from local people, and many of them were keen to access activities on a regular basis. So, we have now developed the project into a year-round programme!

Our new offerings launch from August 2020!

About Elland

Elland is a Yorkshire market town with a fascinating heritage – it celebrated it’s 700th birthday in 2017!

Elland was recorded as Elant in the Domesday Book. The town’s name is derived from the Old English meaning ‘land by the water, river or land partly or wholly surrounded by water’ (wikipedia).

Excitingly, there’s lots of development planned for Elland over the next decade, including a new train station, a community hub, and redevelopment of the town centre.

You can find out more about Elland on Visit Calderdale.

Move Well, Live Well 2019

Welland 2019 saw a vibrant mix of workshops, activities, and performances for people of all ages to get moving, and explore ways to live happier, more connected lives.

An incredible 1178 people participated in our activities and we collaborated with 54 practitioners, artists, and organisations.

We also coincided with Global Wellness Day and took part in Children’s Art Week, enabling us to bring new, diverse, and exciting opportunities to our community.

Huge thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, Calderdale Council, and the amazing local businesses and organisations who helped fund Welland 2019.

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2018 – Welland Begins!

The very first Welland! 

Our one-day pilot event where we brought together practitioners, support services, and artists in and around Elland to explore what wellness means for our community.

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