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My Generation

My Generation is a free eight-week programme for people over 50 in Wales and is a chance to socialise and learn about staying mentally well.

During the sessions we cover topics like coping with loss, mindfulness, feelings, thinking styles and stress management and will help you find ways to improve your wellbeing. We also do an activity which can be anything from aerobics to a history talk. 

 

Take part

The courses ran as pilots in four local Minds in Wales and and were such a success that we'll be bringing them to 10 new local Minds in Wales in 2018. We'll update this site once the new courses are confirmed.

Alternatively you can contact your local Mind to find out if they're running the course or for information and support on your mental health now, visit our information pages.

Our partners

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My Generation is a joint project between Mind Cymru, Age Cymru, four Local Minds (Newport, Pembrokeshire, Merthyr & the Valleys, and Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent), Age Cymru Gwent, Age Cymru Sir Gar and Age Connects Morgannwg. It is funded by the Welsh Government.

Get in touch

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To find out more about My Generation or our other projects, contact [email protected] or your local Mind.

Marje Holly, course participant

I think everyone would benefit from attending My Generation as it introduces you to new activities. You learn new things, make new friends and have you the opportunity to talk. 

I really enjoyed the course and feel it had a positive effect on my emotional health. Each week I would leave after the session feeling more positive and happier than I had felt before coming to the session that day.

It was good to have the space to talk as a group, share stories and experiences, listen to others, learn and support one another.  I particularly enjoyed the physical activities, these were fun and age suitable. It’s a good introduction to classes and projects that are running locally and we all wished the project could have run for longer than the eight weeks.

My experience with the project as a whole has helped me increase my confidence and has inspired me to look into setting up my own social group. This social group will potentially have an element of craft, social and physical activities. There is a lack of activities available in our local area so these groups are essential within the community.

Marje Holly, Rhydfelin

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