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…

Grab Good Grub

A fist full of Snickers is not the way to go if you want to eat healthily. But if you do find yourself overcome with temptation, then don’t worry you are not alone. Have a listen to what some people from Liverpool had to say about their attempts to eat…

Introvert/Extrovert

I just spotted this interesting article about the differences and myths about introversion and extroversion. I thought it’s well worth sharing. https://www.thoughtco.com/introvert-vs-extrovert-4152958 Marc Fraser

Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2017

A fab festival which was open to all, individuals and families alike.   There were many events over the two weeks in approximately 40 venues, starting with a Comedy Night at 81 Renshaw Street on Sunday, 1 October, a really good event that had us all laughing in the aisles, with…

Time to Change Champions Week

Next week, ‘Time to Change’ will be celebrating the work of Time to Change Champions’. There will be a lot of ‘champions’ stories’ posted on Facebook, Twitter, etc, so keep an eye out for them. I am proud to have been a champion, which I signed up for a couple…

Beyond Recovery (Wirral)

We have met with Wellpool several times in Liverpool through the Mental Health Consortium. We are always keen to meet with other local mental health groups and learn about their ways of working.  They have kindly asked us to say a little about who we are. Beyond Recovery is an…

Passive Stress – Part 2

This is the follow on from 2 weeks ago looking at support that is available for friends and family of people with mental and/or chronic illness. We were surprised at how much support is actually available. There are many web sites with links to national and local support, so the…

Passive Stress

During our fortnightly discussion and blogging group last Thursday, we got talking about the effects of being close to someone with mental or chronic illness – whether it’s a family member, a workmate, friend, partner or anyone you have some close interaction with. The danger of being in this situation…

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