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…

Diabetes

Diabetes, the epidemic, that’s what we keep hearing. I was diagnosed about seven years ago and even now still find the subject confusing. At a WellPool meeting I was discussing this and along with a fellow reporter whose dad has been diagnosed with diabetes we decided to look on line…

Creative Writing as Therapy

Creative writing may often be helpful for people with mental health difficulties and for those who try to help us. Here is an audio discussion about how creative writing can be used in therapy by Lunar Poetry Podcasts. How has creative writing helped you? There is a transcript of this discussion here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxLpTEqA4Nm2VTBfRDBibHhBRDg/view….

Health and Wellbeing Through the Eyes of a Teenager

Below is a short sub-titled film on ways to achieve health and wellbeing through some simple steps.  This short animation was made by Rochdale teenagers with animation company Kilogramme.

Exploring Mental Health – Time To Talk

It’s #TimeToTalk people. The #TimeToTalk campaign advocates talking about mental health as we talk about other topics The campaigns’ key message is that conversations change lives. The WellPool team hope that the conversations in our sessions and those that happen online with this blog contribute to this stigma-reducing activity throughout…

Find The Words

It can be difficult to find the words to talk to your doctor about your mental health. Mind‘s Find The Words campaign aims to help you find the words to talk to your GP about their mental health and get the support you need. Use the “CC” button in the video…

What is accessible content?

Today’s session has been focused on making the content and posts on WellPool more accessible to different people, and we started the session by exploring the question ‘What is accessible content?’. The group came up with a range of ideas from subtitled videos, to text to speech plug-ins, to having…