Freedom of Mind Festival 2018 is HERE! We started this week long adventure with, well, exactly that! An afternoon on adventure! We collaborated with the Women’s Adventure Expo to put on the Adventure and Wellbeing event at Watershed. Missed the event?
We kicked off with an afternoon long event discussing wellbeing and adventure. Working again with WAE lots of different organisations and individuals shared the great projects happening across Bristol and the country. From cycling projects like Two’s company with life cycle to adventure expeditions for women escaping domestic violence from My Great Escape we heard about some incredible things.
An interesting talk followed from Dr Nathan Smith about his work with professor Emma Barratt at Manchester University on the links between adventure and wellbeing. A quick overview of their work demonstrated how much adventures (however big or small!) Can have a positive impact on our wellbeing.
Following this was a series of workshops, we joined Mark and Cat in discussing the barriers you might face to have an adventure, and the ways we can overcome these.
And so wraps up day 1! For day 2, we’ve got an exciting photo-walk with Colin Moody through the streets of Stokes Croft and Montpellier.