Mood Cards

I recently got a set of ‘Mood Cards’. These are a thought-provoking way of having fun, whilst looking at our moods and emotions analytically.. The idea is to go through the cards and choose one that strikes a cord with you. on the front of each card is a smiley…

Children’s Mental Health in the Digital Era

On the 8th February two members of the Well Pool blogging team attended a “meetup,”  hosted by Tech4Good Liverpool in collaboration with Red Ninja  http://www.redninja.co.uk/.  The meeting was to discuss the problems surrounding the mental health of children and young people in the digital era.  This being a week of events to highlight the importance…

Loneliness

This week, the government announced the appointment of Tracey Crouch as the new Minister for Loneliness. We spotted this article in which people give different perspectives on loneliness, so we decided to do the same within our group. Please let us know your views about the subject by commenting on…

New Year, New You.

Well, it’s already the second week in January!  Can you believe it?  I know I can’t.  So hands up!   Who’s already broken a new year resolution?  Or maybe you didn’t even bother to make any.  Either way, it doesn’t really matter because guess what dear reader? You are a work in…

Season’s Greetings from Well Pool!

The blogging team at Well Pool wish you a happy and safe holiday. However you are spending the time, we hope that it is peaceful. But this can be a difficult time as well. If you need support, you may find some help on our links page.

Good news for the end of the year

The Liverpool Mental Health Consortium were one of the local organisations that had a major cut in their funding this year. The charity is the organisation behind the annual mental health festival in October and Mad Pride that have been reported on WellPool previously. Great news is that they have…

Kindred Minds Christmas Social

A great day was enjoyed by the 27 people who attended the Kindred Minds Christmas Social on Monday.  We held the event at the Metal Box social club due to lack of space at our office.  Denise organised a lovely buffet, Will prepared a quiz, and the trustees all helped…

Kindred Minds Christmas Festive Event

Kindred Minds Festive Gathering and Christmas Quiz is to be held on Monday 11th Dec at The Metal Box opposite the Kindred Minds Office Times as follows: 11am – 3pm and its free to attend 11am – 11.30am – Arrival tea/coffee and biscuits – browse the arts and crafts table, listen to some…

What is happiness?

What does happiness mean to you? We asked a few local people this question and here’s what they told us. For some, it seems, the more you have, the more you get. Others think it’s a personality trait. It certainly seems to be something that motivates us to connect with…

Read For Rapture.

The power of reading has proven benefits. Long term, feel good chemicals serotonin, GABA and oxytocin are all released when engaged with a good book. So rag rumination and pick up a good book for wellbeing. Boost the benefits and get out to a fab environment, bright, warm and thousands…

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