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Welcome to the UK's first 'virtual' wellbeing festival - the 

‘LIVE LIFE WELL WEEKENDER’ from the 8th – 10th May 2020.

The wellbeing community has come together to launch the ‘Live Life Well Weekender’ - the UK’s first ever virtual wellbeing festival online, in response to COVID-19 and the current national lockdown,  to help people better cope in these extraordinary times.

 

The three-day virtual festival has been created to provide a range of expert talks, workshops, events and resources, and will explore everything from health and fitness, looking after your mental health, managing stress and anxiety, relationships and loneliness, safeguarding your children, to organising your finances, working from home, home-schooling and studying, whilst helping you to take care of yourself and your family emotionally and physically.  

Through these talks and workshops our experts and industry leaders will provide a central hub for vital and credible information, and create the discussions we all need to cope now, reduce the negative impacts on us and our families for the future, and better prepare ourselves for our new norm as we return to life after lockdown. 

The Live Life Well Weekender is a not-for-profit event and will be accessible to all with FREE tickets for all frontline and key workers, FREE access for school, university and college students, as well as FREE tickets for those in need who are on low incomes or unemployed as a result of the pandemic.  
A nominal fee of £10 per household for General Admission provides visitors with unlimited access to the whole three-days of content, of which all profits received will go charity to support the national NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER COVID-19 Appeal.


 

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LOCKDOWN WEEKENDER

EXPLORE FESTIVAL SECTIONS

HEALTH

FITNESS

MENTAL HEALTH

FOOD & NUTRITION

WORKPLACE WELLBEING

SELF-CARE

 
 

We are excited to welcome some of the UK's leading wellbeing experts who will host a variety of talks on the issues that matter most to you. 

 

Our line-up of speakers is building and we are thrilled to be able to announce that we will be working with; mental health campaigner and activist Natasha Devon, BBC Radio 2's Dr. Sarah Jarvis, GP, BBC commentator and wellbeing campaigner,  Dr. Radha Modgil, author of Anxious Man, Josh Roberts, award-winning performer, writer and mental health campaigner Juliette Burton, Happiness expert Steph Peltier, Parenting Mental health campaigner Suzanne Alderson,  food blogger and recipe creator Amy Lanza, of Nourishing With Amy,  zero waste chef Max La Manna, and The Gut Stuff girls duo Lisa and Alana,  hypnotherapist and grief and loss coach Dipti Tait, among many others to be announced.

You are guaranteed to feel inspired, well informed and entertained. 

MEET THE SPEAKERS

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

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FITNESS, MOVEMENT & BRAND PARTNERS 

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WHAT'S ON 

TALKS

Hear from a wide range of experts in our talks and panel discussions. 

These sessions will explore the wide range of issues facing our community today as we adapt to the new ways of living through lockdown. From mental health, wellness, self-care, relationships, parenting and workplace wellbeing. 

Each session will be 30 minutes with 10 minutes for a Live Q&A. 

MOVE

WORKSHOPS

Wake up and feel alive with our movement sessions, workouts and mindfulness practices for better physical health. 

Experience new ways to move and connect with your mind and body in our guided activities. Introducing you to some fun and original activities, for every level and experience

Each session will be 30 - 40 minutes and all Live. 

LIFE

WORKSHOPS

Experience some new and fun activities in our exciting schedule of workshops.  

Come and discover an exciting schedule of workshops that will get you creative this Spring.


Come together with like-minded people and learn new skills to keep you busy and calm as well as fun interactive workshops that will entertain.

Session will be individually timed. 

Live Life Well Weeknder 2.0 11-13th September 2020
Fri, Sep 11
Online
Sep 11, 7:00 AM – Sep 13, 5:00 PM
Online
This three-day virtual festival will provide a range of expert talks, workshops, events and resources, offering support, sparking discussions whilst providing the practical tools to help you Live Life Well.
The Science of Happiness: How to Turn Negative Situations into Enlightenment
Sun, May 10
Webinar
May 10, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Webinar
Happiness is a skill you can cultivate and grow! Join Happiness consultant and life coach Steph Peltier as she shares with you 'The Science of Happiness', and neuroplasticity and re-training our brains will allow you to turn negatives into positives to live an extraordinary life.
Gut Biology for The Whole Family
Sat, May 09
Webinar
May 09, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM GMT+1
Webinar
Gut biology lesson for the whole family with the Gut Stuff Girls, followed by some simple tips, to help your gut microbiome in times of stress.
YES YOU CAN ! How to Study More Effectively Without Losing Your Mind!
Fri, May 08
Webinar
May 08, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM GMT+1
Webinar
Exams may be on hold but Writer and Campaigner Natasha Devon shares her expertise and wisdom on how to stay motivated and stop stress and anxiety interfering with your ability to retain information, think creatively, and problem-solve.
EVENTS : A SNAPSHOT 
 
TIMETABLE

Take a look at our full timetable for the three-day festival this May. 

Take a look for the icon to identify the type of event it is and click the link to see full details. 

FRIDAY FEELS 8TH 

SUPER SATURDAY 9TH 

SELF-CARE SUNDAY 10TH 

WELL AWAKE

soothing yoga massage breathing mantra

with suzy reading 

Join Suzy Reading, psychologist and yoga teacher for a gentle movement session. Suzy will take you through a head neck and shoulder series to help ease away the stresses and strains ready for the day ahead. 

Then give yourself permission to relax as Suzy  sets meditative breathing practice using mudra and mantra. 
 

x1 15 MINUTE SESSION

 

MORNING MOVES

WELL AWAKE

MORNING MOVES

 

Fitness professional , Sweaty Betty Ambassador and mum of two, Steff Woodman will host a 30 minute bodyweight HIIT class that will leave you smiling and feeling great! 

You won't need any equipment, just yourselves, water and a mat. 
 

SESSION: 30 MINUTES 

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steff woodman 

WELL AWAKE

MORNING MOVES

Join this dynamic fitness class based on the reformer method, which aims to provide fast and effective fitness, toning, and the building of core muscle groups.

SESSION TIME: 30 MINS 

 

 

 

FLUID PILATES BOOTCAMP 

MID MORNING MOVES

Learn the moves of the J-LO Super bowl,

Tik Tok Dance with Kim Collicutt.

SESSION TIME: 30 MINS 

TIK TOK WORKSHOP

MID MORNING MOVES

Movement specialist Tania Swift provides a movement session for anyone over 65's looking to keep up their mobility and balance whilst in lockdown.

 

This session will help you to stay active, improve your balance, flexibility, independence, reduce pain and even reduce the risk of falling. 
 

SESSION TIME: 20 MINS 

SENIOR MOVES

MID MORNING MOVES

Award-winning pilates instructor and founder of the Pilates Method, Hollie Grant hosts this special class focusing on building strength, improving flexibility and promoting the mind-body connection. You’ll feel muscles you didn’t know existed. 


SESSION TIME: 30 MINS 

DYNAMIC PILATES WITH HOLLIE GRANT   

 

MID MORNING MOVES

HIIT WITH ZEST24

Online coaches and experts in the fitness industry, Chris & Katy help people become their healthiest, happiest selves. 

In this 40 minute workout Katy & Chris will take you through a tough, body weight HIIT workout designed to tone, sculpt and torch calories during and after your workout!

SESSION TIME: 40 MINS

MID MORNING MOVES

SOS - Seen on Screen 

 

The Nation's Best Dance Classes 

Seen On Screen bring you the nation’s best dance classes taught by the celebrity instructors who work with the stars.  In this session the team will break dance moves down and lift you up, so you leave feeling confident, inspired and ready to take on the world. 

 

 SESSION TIME: 30 MINS 

Working with the magic of the moon cycles

KIDS MOVES

KIDS YOGA WITH LUCY STONE

You are never too young to start practicing yoga. Let's goo on a Rainforest adventure together! Founder of kid's yoga and mindfulness company, Lucy Stone will lead us on a rainforest adventure through yoga, fun and relaxation! Learn yoga poses all based on the animals and creatures found in the rainforest, breathe in some of lovely rainforest air and lots more!

 

Best suitable for 4-11 years and no experience of yoga necessary - grown ups who are young at heart are also welcome!

SESSION TIME: 30 MINS 

MID MORNING MIND

LUNAR LIVING:

WORKING with the magic of the moon cycles 

In this thirty minute talk, learn how to harness the power of the moon and work with lunar cycles to enhance and harmonise your life. Join Kirsty Gallagher, Lunar Guide and life coach, to spend some time making moon magic work for you.
 

Followed by a discussion with Kim Collicutt on ho to make the magic of moon cycles work for you.

MORNING KEYNOTE

HOW COVID-19 HAS IMPACTED OUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING 

With some 2.6 billion people in lockdown across the world, and over 20,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the UK alone, there are a host of issues people are struggling with every day that are impacting our physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. 

Early stats show some alarming increases in areas relating to mental health, stress, anxiety, problems with sleep which has led to lockdown being referred to as 'The world's biggest psychological experiment', not to mention the unprecedented pressures on local health care systems continuing to increase.

Here we are joined by GP and Media Doctor for the BBC Dr. Sarah Jarvis, GP and media doctor Dr Dawn Harper and research scientist, writer and broadcaster Baroness Susan Greenfield, to discuss the short and long-term impacts on both physical and psychological health and wellbeing as a result of COVID-19 as well as a chance to dispel some of the myths and uncertainty covering this global pandemic and the future of our health in the UK.  

 

SPEAKERS: Dr. Sarah Jarvis, Dr. Dawn Harper & Baroness Susan Greenfield

Hosted by: Amy Abrahams of What The Health?

WELLBEING

MORNING KEYNOTE

WELLBEING

SELF - CARE PRESCRIPTION : EMPOWERING YOU TO MANAGE YOUR OWN WELLBEING 

 

Life can be full of challenges, obstacles, and change and today, with the current global health crisis, there comes several issues and concerns emerging that will affect our health and wellbeing in the short and long-term. 

 

In this session we will look at how the current lockdown is impacting the future for family, life, love, health, and work as well as how we as individuals can start to manage our own health and wellbeing.

 

We'll talk to practising NHS GP, broadcaster and campaigner for wellbeing Dr Radha Modgil, a passionate believer in encouraging people to stay healthy, and understanding how we can all learn from each other, as well as James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care Group for the NHS, and hosted by Kimberley Pena MA RDMP a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Dance Artist, Choreographer and Public Speaker.

 

SPEAKERS: Dr. Radha, James Sanderson from the NASP & Kimberley Pena MA RDMP

WHAT THE HEALTH?

RELATIONSHIPS

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALONE: EXPLORING CONNECTION, & CELEBRATING FRIENDSHIP IN ISOLATION 

 

Our best friends, gal-pals, bromances, insta followers, Facebook friends, long- distance buddies and WhatsApp threads define us in ways we rarely acknowledge, and in today's current crisis, possibly now more than ever. 

In this talk, author of The Friendship Cure, Kate Leaver brings to light what modern friendship means, how it can survive, why we need it and what we can do to get the most from it. 

We will celebrate the amazing things that have happened as people learn new ways of connecting, and also talk about being alone in these difficult times, and how to value and celebrate the power of it, for anyone struggling in isolation. 

 

SPEAKER: Kate Leaver, author and journalists, Lucy Donoughue of Happiful & Amy Abrahams and Toral Shah of What the Health? 

LUNCHTIME TALK

MENTAL HEALTH 

KEEP YOUR COOL:  MANAGING STRESS & ANXIETY IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY 

The coronavirus has had a dramatic effect on all areas of our lives, from our jobs, families, and relationships to the general uncertainty and bombardment of news. 

Research shows that the impact of the pandemic and intensity of lockdown is specifically affecting our stress and anxiety levels with up to 49% of people reporting increased feelings of anxiety, stress, and worry. 

In this talk we welcome Dr Aaron Balick Psychotherapist, author, and media commentator for the BBC, alongside Josh Roberts, author of 'An Anxious Man' and Rachel Kelly, author, speaker and mental health campaigner, who will share their expertise, experience as well as leaving you with a few techniques, advice and inspiration on the best and most effective ways to manage anxiety, feel more at ease and sustain a sense of calm. 

SPEAKERS: Dr Aaron Balick,  Mental Health Advocate Rachel Kelly & Josh Roberts 

 

LUNCHTIME TALK

HEALTH 

GUT BIOLOGY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WITH THE GUT STUFF 

Science has proven significant correlations between levels of stress and quality of life; more specifically in the context of gut health and gastrointestinal related disorders, which are suffered by 40% of us at any given time.

 

Co-founders Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) of The Gut Stuff, who have made it their mission to bring the exciting information to the masses, will be joining us in this session to provide insight on how stress affects you, and how to reduce improve your gut health for better wellbeing.
 

Gut biology lesson for the whole family with the Gut Stuff Girls, followed by some simple tips, to help your gut microbiome in times of stress.

SPEAKERS: Lisa & Alana, The Gut Stuff

 

LUNCHTIME TALK

WELLBEING

THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS :

HOW TO TURN NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES TO LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

Happiness is a skill you can cultivate and grow. Here Steph Peltier shows you how regardless of the circumstances of your life, you can rewire your brain to start enjoying the ride.

 

SPEAKER: Steph Peltier, Happiness Consultant  & Mindfulness Coach 

OVER LUNCH 

WORKPLACE

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE DURING FURLOUGH 

44% of businesses will furlough at least 50% of their staff during the current lockdown. The uncertainty, money worries, lack of direction and structure to your day and loss of identity are all issues faced by individuals that have been furloughed. It is more important than ever to take care of your mental health. Here, we show you how to find your purpose in your day-today. Adapt your skills, re-set your mindset and thrive in lockdown. 

 

SPEAKERS:  Mental Health campaigner and First Aid founder Natasha Devon, Business psychologist Fiona Phelps, and Mental Health coach and trainer Petra Velzeboer. 

OVER LUNCH

FOOD & NUTRITION

NOURISH:ME WITH AMY LANZER

Eating well and staying nourished in lockdown can be a challenge. In this workshop we are joined by Amy Lanzer, founder of Nourishing Amy, who will provide everyday recipes for delicious plant-based living to keep you energised and feeling nourished. 

 

HOST: Amy Lanzar

OVER LUNCH 

WORKPLACE

MONEY MATTERS 

With over 50% of the UK's workforce on the furlough scheme, a downturn in the economy for business, and a predicted 2m expected to be unemployed post lockdown, money is one of the biggest causes of stress in today's current climate.

 

Our experts will discuss the impact on us and answer your questions and concerns to help manage your money matters.  

 

SPEAKERS:  Cat Plummer, Emma Maslin The Money Whisperer

MID AFTERNOON

TALK

MINDFULNESS

MIND TONIC: 2.0 SLEEP HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANG

Natalie Penicotte-Collier is back to share Sleep Wellbeing expertise and a spotlight on Behaviour Change.

As a founder Speaker at last years Festival, Natalie is back to illuminate the best Sleep Rest & Recovery methods from her work in high performance organisations 
and leading Resilience programmes in the Frontline. As both Clinical Therapist & Coach - Natalie is passionate about Sharing Research Led, Practical Mental wellbeing for the many not the few. 

How best can we support ourselves whilst WFH and what are the Resilience Secrets of those working under critical pressure?

 

Natalie will also share the Mind Body practices that are game changing to boost resilience and promote healthy sleep and is closing our Festival with a Meditation for Difficult Times 
 

SPEAKERS:  Natalie Penicotte-Collier

MID AFTERNOON

TALK 

health

THE LANGUAGE OF LOSS - HOW TO COPE WITH GRIEF & LOSS OF ALL LEVELS 

In these chaotic days of COVID-19, we are all suffering loss more than ever. The smaller yet far from insignificant losses of certainty, jobs, lifestyles, physical contact - and sadly for some of us, the all to real loss of loved ones.

With that in mind, we welcome psychotherapist and author of 'Languages of Loss' Sasha Bates, alongside Hypnotherapist and author of Good Grief Dipti Tait, who together will discuss how to cope with change and loss. We're all affected by it - let's talk about it.

SPEAKERS:  Dipti Tait, Sasha Bates  

MID AFTERNOON

TALK

HOME & LIFESTYLE

LIVING MORE WITH LESS 

During lockdown we are spending up to 23 hour per day in our homes. They have become our offices, home schools, sanctuaries, gyms, but each element of our home impacts our mental health and emotional wellbeing. Here professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn, and architect and mental health speaker Ben Channon, explore the relationship between our houses and health, and how you can ensure they positively impact your thoughts and feelings. We’ll also look at how after lockdown you can change things up to revitalise your home. 

SPEAKERS: Victoria Silverthorn & Ben Channon