Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to prioritize mental health, well-being, and mindfulness and bring our voices together to advocate for mental health and access to care. This year the Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA) and Village of Wellington encourages the community to “Take Time for You.” Throughout the month, we will showcase how our Village's programs, services, and amenities provide a means of relaxation and well-being for residents of all ages.

According to the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) "nearly all (93 percent) U.S. adults say that activities offered by local park and recreation professionals and their agencies are beneficial to their mental health. More than half of all adults indicate they receive mental health benefits from socializing with friends and family, spending time in nature, and exercising. Adults also say taking classes or learning something new; relaxing through meditation, yoga or tai chi; volunteering in the community, and attending or participating in arts and cultural programs have been beneficial to their mental health."

Wellington's Parks & Recreation team is committed to supporting the mental health, safety, and well-being of our community through the parks, programs, and services we offer. Throughout May, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we share the benefits of parks and recreation with tips, resources, and ways to prioritize your mental health and "take time for you." 

Help us spread the word by using #MentalHealthAwareness and #MentalHealthMatters on your social media posts, and sharing what taking time for you looks like for you.

  1. Free Classes & Webinars
  2. Mental Health Resources
  3. Take Time for You

Feel Good Friday: Gratitude

Friday, April 29th

Join Baptist Health at the Wellington Community Center or via Zoom for a discussion on gratitude – why it's important and how do we practice it.

Yoga at the Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 11th

Participate in one-hour long, yoga sessions on the amphitheater green. 

  • Wednesday, May 11th
  • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Wellington Amphitheater
    12100 Forest Hill Boulevard
  • Please bring your own mat, towel, and water for this class.
  • Free to attend. Registration required.

Existing accounts may register through Civic Rec. New participants may register in-person at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard. For more information, please call (561) 753-2484.

VA S.A.V.E. — Teaching Communities How to Help Veterans at Risk for Suicide

Wednesday, May 11th

VA S.A.V.E. will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in suicidal crisis, by implementing the following steps: 

  • Signs of suicidal thinking should be recognized
  • Ask the most important question of all
  • Validate the Veteran’s experience
  • Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help

Dr. Myriam Glémaud, West Palm Beach VA Health System Suicide Prevention Acting Team Lead 


Palm Beach PACE – Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Depression and Coping Strategies for Depression in Older Adults

Existing accounts may register through Civic Rec. New participants may register in-person at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard. For more information, please call (561) 753-2484.

Baptist Health Mental Health Series - May 2022

Visit Baptist Health's Mental Health Month Series page for details.

Webinar Topics

  • Understanding Our Mental Health During These Challenging Times
  • Through the Eyes of a Doctor: COVID-19 and Mental Health
  • Are You Riding a Roller Coaster of Emotions?
  • Getting Well and Staying Well as We Move Forward
  • Eliminating the Stigma of Mental Health
  • Work-Life Integration and Balance: How Do We Juggle It All?
  • Stigma of Addiction Video
  • The New Normal: What Will Yours Look Like?
  • Mental Health Resources and Support: How to Find Help for You and Your Loved Ones
  • Mental Wellness and Self-Care
  • Ask the Chaplain: Spiritual and Resiliency Practices for Improved Mental Health

Mind, Body, Social Virtual Series with Baptist Health

Mind Body Social provides fun experiences that inspire well-being and human connection for all. This series of events help make everyday people’s lives better, by offering inspiring, innovative, exciting and practical tools for a balanced mind and body, and a healthier connection with yourself and others. 

View classes for the Baptist Health Virtual Series

Class Topics

  • Barre
  • Boca Ballet Theatre Virtual Movement - specifically designed to address Parkinson's symptoms but sure to benefit all
  • Cardio Strength
  • Chair Total Fitness
  • Dance
  • Functional Fitness
  • Kickboxing
  • Line Dancing
  • Meditation
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting / Motherhood
  • Pilates
  • Strength Training
  • Stretching & Relaxation
  • Tai Chi
  • Wellness Webinars
  • Yoga (various disciplines)
  • Zumba