Arthur Ellis Wellbeing Festival will take place Sunday 25th August in Milton Keynes

    Local charity, Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support, is hosting a festival to give the families of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas a boost to their wellbeing.

    Arthur Ellis is a charity that provides online, face to face 1-1 support for children, young people, and adults, enabling people to access help without long waiting lists or thresholds.

    The festival is set to be hosted at Great Linford Manor Park, a beautiful setting for families to engage with a variety of activities put on by the team at Arthur Ellis as well as a variety of local organisations who are coming together to help highlight what we can do for our wellbeing.

    From 11 am to 5 pm, families can enjoy a wide range of free activities designed to boost mental health and wellbeing. The event promises something for everyone, including yoga classes, badminton, discovery trails, and art activities. Food vans will also be on-site to keep attendees fuelled throughout the day.

    Jon Manning, founder of Arthur Ellis, said, "We're seeing around 3,000 families every year, with about 100 people being referred to us weekly," Manning said. "This festival is our way of showing the community that wellbeing doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring."

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    With a lot of issues surrounding people accessing wellbeing is the accessibility, whether this is time, money, childcare or the availability of fun, engaging things that families can do for their wellbeing. There are so many things we can do that are at our fingertips, we just need to be opened up to them.

    “We are now seeing around 3,000 families every year with about 100 people being referred to us every week. Getting help for whatever may be going on in your life is so important, an impartial ear that can help you navigate life is so important so we can all thrive”, says Manning.

    The event has garnered support from local businesses and organizations. The Milton Keynes Community Foundation provided a grant, while John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose are sponsoring the festival. MKFM, which hosts The Mental Health Hour with Arthur Ellis, is serving as the media partner.

    The Arthur Ellis Wellbeing Festival offers a unique opportunity for Milton Keynes residents to prioritize their mental health while enjoying a day out with family. As Manning puts it, "Let's have some fun, enjoy ourselves, and discover new, different things that can be really good for us."

    Those interested in supporting or showcasing wellbeing activities at the festival can contact Arthur Ellis at

    For more information about the festival or the services provided by Arthur Ellis, visit

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