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…

‘ThinkUp’ – The Power of Positive Affirmation

I have a love/hate relationship with modern technology. On the one hand, I don’t like that we have become so dependent on it, but on the other, the ability to share ideas, and to carry a library of books, videos and music around in our pockets has massive appeal. In…

Feelings About The WellPool Blogging Course

I have just completed the 10 week WellPool blogging course which has been running at the Croissant of Inequality in Kensington. Before coming on the course I would never have had the confidence to walk into a group by myself, I am so glad i took that first terrifying step!…

Apps for well-being 3

This post is a bit delayed, but it is the third part of my trio of posts about Android Apps for well-being. (I’m still keen for people with a knowledge of Apple devices and apps to add their input!). This one deals with Ambient Sound (including Binaural Beats), and music…

Apps for well-being 2

Last week, I mentioned a few Mood Tracking apps for Android. As I said then, it was by no means comprehensive, but I thought it was a useful way to start exploring the apps in that category on Google Play. In this post I want to draw attention to another…

Apps for well-being 1

There are a whole load of Android apps associated with well-being (and presumably on the Apple system too – more on that later). From apps to track your mood, to guided mindfulness and meditation, to physical monitoring, to ambient sound makers for meditation and mindfulness. Because of my longstanding interest…