Here, the participants from Belfast reflect on discussing community wellbeing in a dialogue setting and the how the findings should be used:
Community wellbeing is about support, belonging, safety.
As members of the public we understand community wellbeing as the links between people living in an area with family, friends, school and work providing the backbone. Community resilience is a sense of pride and belonging to a place with positive interaction between people who help each other, are supportive, respectful and have friendly relationships.
Our community wellbeing includes:
- Basic needs for good quality of life
- Our connections with others
- Practical and emotional support especially when negotiating key life stages
- Effective communication so we are heard, have a voice and stand for something
- Feeling inspired, pride and part of something bigger
Public dialogues bring together members of the public and policy makers to discuss wellbeing and understand what matters to people.We spoke to a range of policy makers on:
- why it’s important to talk about wellbeing
- why are we talking about community,
- about the value the centre can have across the UK
- importance of dialogues with the public
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