A WELLBEING event attracted 300 people, many of whom were inspired to take up a new hobby.

Motiv8, which was held in the The Barn, Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, was supported by sport and mental health professionals.

Organisers were delighted to welcome more than 50 different organisations showcasing their activities - everything from pilates, box fit, burlesque, dancing to mixed ability rugby.

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Inflatable pitches were laid out across the barn to try team games

Mental health occupational therapist Mark Morris, one of team behind the project, said: "It was a fantastic atmosphere. Our exhibitors and stall holders have been telling us how much they enjoyed this year’s event and how much they got from it.

"One agency said that Motiv8 definitely did what it said on the tin and they wished to sign up for next year’s event.

"Thank you to everyone who took part”.

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More than 50 organisations attended Motiv8 this year

Organisations were also on hand to help people feeling low and wanting advice on how to help manage their outlook and mindfulness through strategies and tactics to deal with everyday life.

Mark added: "Everyone suffers with mental health difficulties at some time, whether it’s a low or something more significant.

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Hafal was one of many organisations on hand to provide advice

"Motiv8 is about helping us maintain a better mental health through the many activities which are available in the county of Conwy".

Motiv8 is the brainchild of mental health occupational therapist Shaz Jamieson-Evans who worked with voluntary, third sector and local agencies in Gwynedd before introducing the project into Conwy two years ago.

Shaz has worked alongside her Colwyn Bay colleague Mark.

According to The Royal College of Psychiatrists, evidence exists showing 25-30 per cent reduction in depression in adults who participate in physical activity daily.

The event featured five hours of free activities.