The Wellbeing Way – CWELL students are launching The Wellbeing Way, A CWELL Community Wellness Book.
CWELL students launch Community Wellness Book The Wellbeing Way
By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney
CWELL students are launching The Wellbeing Way, A CWELL Community Wellness Book on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The book launch will take place online via Zoom at 12pm.
Created by second-year CWELL students in response to the challenges faced by communities due to the pandemic, the book compiles original content created by the students as well as contributions by members of communities in Limerick. With an intergenerational focus, the book provides activities for all age groups.
The CWELL programme is a two-year diploma programme co-designed in partnership with the University of Limerick and local Limerick communities. The programme aims to promote health & wellbeing through projects developed in partnership with local communities.
Speaking about their work, CWELL student Amanda Clifford said:
“Each class member has different strengths, abilities, resources, knowledge & talents. We harvested this wealth by asking each student what they would like to see in the book, what is their passion, what works for their wellbeing.”
The result is a book that contains recipes, activities and health tips, plus poetry and stories from Limerick city and county.
The CWELL students hope that the activities and ideas in the book will help foster that sense of community and belonging that many people feel they have lost in the last year.
“This year’s needs have changed due to Covid-19, but now more than ever, we need to connect with the community,” added Ms Clifford.
Isolation, loneliness, mental and physical health are some of the issues amplified by the pandemic.
Due to public health restrictions, the book was produced by the students remotely.
CWELL student Catherine Kinnane outlines her hopes for the book, saying:
“We hope to bring families and communities together through the book at times when they can’t be together physically due to Covid 19.”
The Wellbeing Way will have a limited run of 1000 physical copies.
The physical book will be accompanied by a materials pack.
A standalone e-book version will be available online.
More information on the book launch can be found on the CWELL Facebook page.
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