The positive effects of expressive writing
Expressive writing or journaling has a healing quality, encouraging writers to process and find meaning from a difficult life circumstance, to let it go, and to create a new story for their lives.
Marriage is best for long-term happiness
Those who marry are more satisfied than those who remain single. The benefits of marriage persist in the long-term. Marriage seems to be most important in middle age. Those who are best friends with their partners have the largest well-being benefits.
The effect of a dog in school
A comfort dog is a counselling support. They possess the two most important qualities of an effective social worker or counsellor--unconditional acceptance and warmth.
A “compassionate community” scheme in Frome aimed at tackling loneliness and associated ill health has helped cut emergency hospital admissions by 17%.
Time to Change
Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself.
Insights into poverty and inequality - 4
Since the early 1990s, inequality, as shown by the Gini coefficient, has stayed relatively level. In other words, although there is inequality there has not been a large increase in recent years.
The Compassion Hub - Dewsbury
@Dewsbury Minster, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DD
The Compassion Hub is an informal special interest group which brings together people with an interest in the field of compassion and its development and application across a range of disciplines, including healthcare, business and education. What is Compassion? How do we foster compassionate communities? Recent research by Paul Gilbert and others has shone new light onto the origins and function of compassion in human society. Mike Gartland will introduce a discussion based on this and on both where it leads in terms of a deeper understanding of what we understand by compassion, and also on the implications for how we bring compassion into our community. Contact: Debby Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01924 316282 Angela Barker: email@example.com Tel: 01924 316281
Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience - Bath
Youthscape course focusing on the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people. Wellbeing and resilience are words we frequently hear but what do they actually mean and why are they so important? As youth workers, how can we help develop resilience skills and strengthen the wellbeing of the young people we support? This training provides key insight into understanding adolescent mental health and brain development, along with the practical skills to recognise the indicators of an underlying mental health concern and the tools/activities to support. The course gives free downloadable resources to compliment your work whether that be in a 1:1 setting in school, church, youth work or mentoring, as well as whole youth group approaches to improving emotional wellbeing.
The Happiness Course Leaders Training Day - London
@Livability Head Office, 6 Mitre Passage, London, SE10 0ER
This day will train you to run Livability’s ‘The Happiness Course’ in your community. The Happiness Course is a four session course based on scientific research, ancient wisdom and real life experience. Participants can apply the course to improve their own happiness, and churches can use it to make their community a happier place. The Happiness Course was developed by Livability to support churches in having meaningful conversations about happiness and wellbeing. In every session we talk about our experiences, examine what science tells us, and then explore practical tools that we can use during the week. The course starts by asking the simple question ‘What makes you happy?’ It then examines four different kinds of happiness – pleasure, success, relationships and meaning.