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…

Talk Radio

  There is a government program aimed at challenging  the stigma of mental health that has been running for several years now called Time to Change . It is run by two of the main national mental health charities,  Rethink and Mind. The thrust of the program is to encourage…

Moments of Joy

What is a moment of joy for you? Is it when you really notice things, the ordinary beauty of the everyday? Or is memories of particularly joyous time? Or is it simple, when things go perfectly? Whatever joy is for you, we know these moments are fleeting and should be…

Women and Mental Health

A short film talking to service users about their experiences and the women’s group.

Not long left to Count the Bees

Wow! The Great British Bee Count has caused a right old buzz. Thousands of people have already spotted over 300,000 bees, from the common carder bee to hairy-footed flower bee. There’s still time to join the Great British Bee Count. Download the free app today. So many people are bee-spotting…

The Great British Bee Count – Get Involved

Get out and about in the garden or parks and see if you can identify the different types of bees, click on this link –https://www.foe.co.uk/green-blog/how-identify-bumblebees  Help to spot our bees and help them to pollinate our flowers. Without them we would have no fruit or vegetables. You can help by…

Sacred Spaces, Sanctuary

“Sacred Spaces, Sanctuary is a multi-arts research & development project funded primarily by Arts Council England.” Sacred Spaces, Sanctuary (the link takes you to the Facebook page) is an interesting project focusing on – as the name implies – sacred spaces and sanctuary. I am hoping to contribute, along with…

Do you know someone alone at Christmas?

This is the time when you could do a good turn. Ask anyone that you know who is on their own to join you for a short time on Christmas Day. It would make their day seem a little shorter and take their mind off their situation. They may not…

Alone at Christmas?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” says the song, but if you are alone, depressed, bereaved or otherwise distressed at this time of year, it can be pretty far from wonderful. So I wanted to open up a discussion for people from various organisations, as well as individuals…

Feeling SAD? Beat the blues!

When it’s getting dark, wet and cold, and you don’t want to go for a walk, what do you do to keep yourself going and get some exercise? Dance to all your old music (depending on how the neighbours feel about it); maybe invite them all round to join in?  Have you ever thought about yoga?…

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