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 encourage 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 them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as they share the benefits of parks and recreation with tips, resources, and ways to prioritize your mental health and "take time for you."
FREE Classes, Programs, and Mental Health Resources
For more information on the programs listed below, visit our Mental Health Awareness Month page at www.wellingtonfl.gov/MentalHealthMonth.
- Yoga at the Amphitheater
- Wednesday, May 11th at the Wellington Amphitheater
- 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Registration required.
- VA S.A.V.E — Teaching Communities
How to Help Veterans at Risk for Suicide
- Wednesday, May 11th at the Wellington Community Center
- 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Palm Beach PACE – Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly:
Depression and Coping Strategies for Depression in Older Adults
- Tuesday, May 24th at the Wellington Community Center
- 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Registration required.
- Lunch and learn format.
- Baptist Health Mental Health Month Series
Listen to mental health experts representing over 10 community organizations and hospital entities, across all 4 South Florida counties, discuss trending topics. Find resources that will help you manage daily life and connect online for new tips and techniques to cope in today’s rapidly changing world.
- Mind, Body, Social Virtual Series with Baptist Health
Mind Body Social provides fun experiences that inspire well-being and human connection for all.
For additional mental health resources, visit our Mental Health and Behavioral Resources page at www.wellingtonfl.gov/MentalHealth.
Stay up to date of events and activities coming up in Wellington by signing up for the monthly Play Wellington Newsletter at www.wellingtonfl.gov/PlayWellington.