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Welcome to Wonderfest 2021

Wonderfest is a gathering for young people aged 13+, and parents and professionals working with young people to support their wellbeing. Our purpose is to educate and learn while having fun, and to use these positive experiences to create better wellbeing for each and every one of us.

This year will be our very first festival, and we’ll be bringing together a collective of curious and creative minds to facilitate a series of FREE online workshops over 3 days, starting 25th March. You can read more about the events below. We hope you’ll join us, it’ll be a lot of fun!

Festival line-up

Thursday 25th March

10.00 - 11.30am

For professionals

Emotional wellbeing & trauma informed practice

with Victoria English

Understand how and why trauma impacts on young people and learn how to create a positive supportive culture.

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For young people

Unlock your confidence and become your best self

With Nicole Moran

Celebrate your qualities and what makes you unique with positive self-esteem strategies.

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For Professionals

Your language matters

with Yovo from Your Voice Matters

Learn best practice communication skills and ways of working from those in the know – young people.

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14.00 - 15.30pm

For professionals

Positive wellbeing for staff

with Sarah Hamilton

Learn how small changes can make a big difference to your wellbeing.

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For young people

Building your wellbeing toolkit

with Victoria English

Learn how stress impacts the body and how you can create and implement a plan for better wellbeing.

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For young people

The Senedd, elections and me

with the Senedd’s Education and Youth Engagement team

With the introduction of votes for 16 year olds at the 2021 Senedd elections, understand the election process, how to vote and what your vote means.

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19.00 - 20.30pm

For all

Mindfulness

With Natalie Coombs

Relax and experience a peaceful mindfulness story to end a busy day.

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Friday 26th March

10.00 - 11.30am

For young people

Unlock your potential

with Luke Rees

Hear a true story about overcoming life’s setbacks and how self belief can help turn a difficult situation into a positive one.

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For professionals

Engaging young people

with Rhys Stone

Shape a better and more fulfilling role for yourself through a deeper understanding of young people. (Limited to 20 places)

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For young people

Doodle

with Tammie Esslemont

Learn how to doodle like a boss and improve your wellbeing at the same time. (Limited to 20 places)

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14.00 - 15.30pm

For young people

Introduction to song writing

with Gergo Daroczi

Discover the tips and tricks of song writing in this fun and informal session. (Limited to 10 places)

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For professionals

Substance misuse and staying safe

with The Switched On team

Learn current trends around substance misuse, and understand the risks and what signs to look out for.

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For young people

What’s on your mind?

with Rhys Stone

Learn how to channel emotions and express your feelings and in a positive way. (Limited to 20 places)

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19.00 - 20.30pm

For all

Yoga

with Emma from Yogasteps

Stretch those stresses away with a fun yoga session. (Limited to 20 places)

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For young people

Pizza making

with Hoogah Cafe

Find out how to make a delicious pizza from scratch, then enjoy it fresh from your oven. (Limited to 12 places)

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Saturday 27th March

10.00 - 11.30am

For young people

Get up and go

with Mike Scourfield

Discover how you can stay active as part of your daily routine and why it will have a positive effect on your wellbeing.

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For parents

State of Mind wellbeing workshop

with Mark Parry

Learn how small changes here and there can make a big difference to your wellbeing.

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For young people

Zine making

with Swansea zine

Discover how zine making has become a powerful tool for social change and have fun creating your very own page for our festival zine.

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14.00 - 15.30pm

For young people

Let your voice be heard!

with the Platfform4YP team

Find out how to become a mental health activist and spread a message of positivity.

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For young people

Creative writing

with Natalie Holborrow

Get inspired and learn how to write your very own piece of poetry with an award-winning writer. (Limited to 12 places)

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19.00 - 20.30pm

For all

Find Your Words celebration

with Natalie Coombs, Jo Furber, Natalie Holborrow and the Dylan Thomas Centre

Drum roll please! Find out the winners of our Find Your Words competition and hear the winning entries.

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