In August the AllTogether Now! Roadshowreached Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Anglesey.
· Denbighshire’s event on 7th August rocked Rhyl promenade with live music and interactive music sessions. Forevent photographs, the event playlist and social life links for Denbighshire,click here
· Songand salsa was on the menu at Flintshire’s event in Mold on 14th August whichfeatured live music, interactive sessions and a dance masterclass. Clickhere for event photographs, the event playlist and social life links for Flintshire
· Amusic group in Conwy recorded andperformed a new song for the event in Colwyn Bay on 21st August. Forevent photographs, the event playlist and social life links for Conwy, clickhere
· Today’s event in Anglesey at the Ucheldre Centre featured localartists Sarah Wynn and Dyf Roberts. Clickhere for event photographs, the event playlist and social life links for Anglesey
Top tips from theRoadshow:
Elizabeth from Denbighshire said: “My key tip is: don’t do it byyourself. Sometimes you can feel isolated, which is the worst thing to happento carers on top of caring for someone who is unwell. It’s important to learnhow to cope by sharing with someone who truly understands. By working together,we can help each other and we can know that we are not alone.”
Dave from Flintshire said: “I find the best way for me to relaxand forget problems is to play my guitar: it is an escape, as is my visit toHafal craft group meetings with other carers. You know you’re not alone.”
David from Conwy said: “If I had a message for anybody thatis facing loneliness or anxiety it would be to find something, anything, thatinterests you and give it a go. I did!”
Carol from Anglesey said: “Beinga carer can be isolating so I recently joined a choir! I enjoy going topractice and meeting and mixing with others. You don’t have to be a nightingaleto sing, you can even be a crow, just sing every opportunity you can!”
September tour dates:
Merthyr Tydfil 18th September
Rhondda Cynon Taf 25th September
About All Together Now!
Run by service users and carers and supported by Hafal, Bipolar UK, the Mental Health Foundation and Diverse Cymru, the All Together Now! roadshow is travelling across Wales withmusic festivals and events taking place in each of the 22 counties. On thejourney we will reach out to thousands of people across Wales affected bymental illness – both in rural and urban areas – and give them the opportunityto enhance their social lives and overcome loneliness and isolation. FIND OUT MORE