Hundreds of people from across North Wales joined a special sports day celebrating physical and mental health at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm Zip World.
Let’s Get Physical, jointly organised by CAIS and mental health charity Hafal, featured lots of fun sports and games – including track and field events, tug of war, and penalty shoot outs.
It also included less strenuous activities like tai chi, Nordic walking and archery.
More than 300 people took part, many of them users of services delivered by CAIS, Hafal and partners across Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
All participants were presented with a medal. Prizes were handed out by Invictus and Warrior Games gold medallist AJ Pingram and Jade Winder, who was part of the Welsh team at this summer’s successful Homeless World Cup in Cardiff.
CAIS chief executive Clive Wolfendale said the annual event had once again brought out the best of participants.
“Getting and staying active is just one of the ways we can all feel better, so it was wonderful to once again invite so many friends, colleagues and partners to join us at Let’s Get Physical – and to see so many smiling faces,” he said.
“We hope that everyone who took part feels the benefits and is inspired to get more active more often.”
The games were opened by Mayor of Colwyn Bay Neil Bastow.
“I am delighted to support this kind of event – which is a cause very close to my heart, and to my wife’s heart – and to see so many people here today supporting it from the local community,” he said.
“Really, everyone taking part here today is a winner – and is achieving positive things for their own health and wellbeing.”
Support groups and agencies including North Wales Training, DAN 24/7, Time to Change Wales, CVSC, Mind Aberconwy, Caniad and Motiv8 were also on hand to offer help and information to attendees.