A WELLBEING festival will feature workshops and talks as well as yoga, mindfulness and creative arts sessions when it takes place in November.

The Flourish Wellbeing Festival will be held at Glasshouse Arts Centre, Wollaston Road, and aims to inspire people to try something new to improve their wellbeing.

It has been organised by Sarah New and her niece Charlotte Ellis who run the Street Food Affair events and between them have 40 years’ experience working in the NHS, public health and wellbeing services.

Sarah said: “We know we are all different and there is more than one way to achieving wellbeing so we hope our festival will inspire people to try something new and to reach out to others that can help.

“We are very clear that our event is a festival for people to take time out of their busy lives to relax and enjoy themselves and we would always advise people to talk to their GP or a NHS services if they have any mental health worries or concerns.”

People can access over 20 different talks, workshops and activities throughout the day that address wellbeing and includes yoga, mindfulness and creative arts.

There is free admission for children with free activities in the Kids Zone as well as a Street Food Affair kitchen takeover with food traders offering healthy street food in the Nourish Café.

Attending will be Stourbridge Soul Shala, Wordsley School of Yoga, Elysia Therapeutic Centre, Artworks For Change and a local Action For Happiness Group.

National and local speakers taking part include Stripped Bare author Sharon Bull, Duncan Fraser, director of Useful and Kind Unlimited and the Mindful Leadership Foundation, and Celia Hibbert, Women’s Empowerment Community activist and Wolverhampton City Councillor.

There will also be a Feel Good Marketplace selling a range of items from jewellery to crafts, live music and a pop up Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema.

The Flourish Wellbeing Festival takes place on Sunday, November 11 from 10.30am to 5pm.

Admission costs £5 and is available at Eventbrite.co.uk by searching Flourish Wellbeing Festival.

More information is available from the Flourish Stourbridge Facebook page or by emailing sarah@newwellbeing.co.uk.