A wellbeing discovery programme run by Liveability where people learn horticulture, conservation, maintenance and rural craft in a tranquil setting, building confidence, making friends and having fun.
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.
Universal Credit: “UC Savvy” facilitator training - London
@KXC Church Kings Cross London N1 9NG
A free 2 hour training to support local community groups & churches to help those going onto the new benefit Universal Credit (UC). “UC Savvy” is a free workshop, produced by the Just Finance Foundation, that groups can offer to those in their community to help them get ready for Universal Credit. This training will share the “UC Savvy” resources (powerpoints and handouts) and also prepare you to offer a “UC Savvy” workshop in your setting, either as to groups or through 1-to-1s.