IN the midst of threats to jobs and the rising cost of living, two Solihull residents have launched their own group to boost the self-esteem of those hit by the recession.
Dr Bobby Sura and Satya Sandhu have come up with the idea of the well-being forum to offer those faced with economic and social problems an alternative to being referred to a psychologist or a counsellor.
“The current threats of job redundancy, cuts to pensions, rising fuel and living costs has left people feeling very demoralised and insecure,” said Dr Sura.
“We thought most people would not need a referral to a psychologist or counselling service but they might benefit from a group experience, focusing on issues such as self-esteem, positive thinking and realising potential.”
The Solihull Well Being Forum was set up in January and meets on the last Wednesday of the month.
Membership has now grown to over 80 with people from all walks of life. Activities available include poetry, live music, reflective talks and “laughter yoga”.
The forum, which is free to attend, will next meet at the Solihull Women’s Institute, 745 Warwick Road, on April 24.
If you would like to attend, call 07801 278 377 or go to www.meetup.com/solihull-well-being-forum.