Well Iawn

Cupcakes with flags reading Well Iawn

Mess Up The Mess has been awarded funding from Big Lottery Fund for a 3 ½ year programme that uses arts and drama to explore and improve young people’s wellbeing.

We created Well Iawn after talking to young people from across South Wales. They told us about the kinds of things that affected their wellbeing and what they felt would help improve it.

The project takes a holistic and wide ranging approach to building wellbeing. It focuses not only on individuals, but on the wider community. It looks at how factors including the environment, sustainability, culture and the economy combine to influence our wellbeing.

Well Iawn activities will include:

  • Regular weekly workshops in Ammanford and Brynaman where young people explore their wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment
  • Working with youth groups from Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Bridgend, Newport, Merthyr and Caerphilly through a programme of taster sessions, wellbeing projects and residencies
  • Well Art Confidence Building Courses in which young people build their confidence and self esteem over a 2 day course of fun and creative activities
  • Wellbeing ‘Pop up’ events at community events and venues

Well Iawn culminates in a Wellbeing Casgliad – a collection of everything we’ve learned and a gathering of the people we’ve worked with. In 2020, we’ll bring together young people, professionals and decision makers at a 2 day event to explore how everyone can support the wellbeing of young people and the communities they live in.

Big Lottery Fund