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Remote working

Many healthy returns

The workplace is no-longer the traditional office for many. Organisations are challenged by the need to embrace new ways of physically working: planning space, maintaining higher standards of hygiene, enabling teams to work effectively together and recognising that home working ...
Wild flower

Gardening for wildlife

Pandemics, climate change and the ecological crisis dominate the headlines. Most would agree that the time has come to do something about it. But where do we start? While patiently waiting for robust policymaking, there are plenty of opportunities to ...
Lunar cycles influencing human animals

How does the moon influence us?

As we take tentative steps towards our new normal lives during the easing of lockdown measures many of us are taking lessons from this challenging experience. It’s a time of taking stock and giving greater thought to how we’ll live ...
Gardening is good for your wellbeing

Grow your sense of wellbeing during Growing for Wellbeing Week

This week (1 – 7 June) is Growing for Wellbeing Week. The week highlights the huge benefits that gardening and growing your own can have for your mental health and wellbeing. Benefits of being at one with nature Gardening or ...
Neurodiversity in lockdown

Neurodiversity in lockdown

I took part in a webinar recently and during the Q&A section I was asked about coping with Asperger’s during lockdown? The person explained that the social distancing worked for them as it reduced unwanted interaction…or so they thought. What ...
Tool kit for calm during Covid-19 pandemic

Staying calm during Covid-19

A global pandemic was never really what we had expected for 2020. The year 2020 has always been seen as that futuristic date where we would be travelling in spaceships and life would be transformed into a hi tech utopia. ...
Music for mindfulness

A mindful staycation

With the country in lockdown and many people now furloughed, worry and stress levels are high. These are unchartered waters, and no one knows what the outcome will be. That said, there will be an outcome and things will change. ...

Litter picking: Good for mind, body and soul

With so many potential stressors in our busy world it can be hard to just stop and be in the moment. There are a lot of conversations around mindfulness, which is great practise to help us slow down our already ...
Jayne relaxing on the beach

What does International Women’s Day mean to me?

On this, International Women’s Day, I’d like to consider age but in a positive light. I have been very fortunate to work for myself for over two decades and during that time, I have never let my age define me. ...

The human animal and sound

Have you ever reacted to sounds around you in ways that you don’t understand? It might be trains passing through a station, or perhaps household appliances, a helicopter overhead, or lorries passing by. Has sound ever made you feel oddly ...

Neighbourly love: Wellbeing group activities

Wellbeing group activities are a brilliant way to build friendships, try new things and boost your health and wellbeing. From walking groups to wellbeing groups or even just going for a coffee with your neighbour, there’s something for everyone. Walking ...

Address the climate crisis with virtual exhibitions

The climate crisis has been highlighted recently with the terrible fires in Australia. It demonstrates that we must all do our own small part to help save our planet, we only have one, therefore we need to look after it. ...
Stress reduction

Six practical ways to reduce stress

We are living through some challenging times, and it's clear that many people are feeling fearful as they look to the future. We all have troubling and stressful thoughts at varying points throughout our lives. Learning ways to reduce stress ...
Wellbeing tips to overcome your mountain

Overcoming your mountain

International Mountain Day celebrates mountains and their delicate ecosystems. This day has inspired us to take a different look at mountains and ask the question – what is your mountain and how do you cope with it? Define a mountain ...

How helpful are wellbeing apps?

How many wellbeing or meditation apps do you have on your phone? Headspace, Calm, Happify, the range of apps available that promote mindfulness and ‘switching off’ are endless. But how useful are these apps in helping us to disconnect and ...
Recognising PTSD in the workplace for wellbeing

Recognising PTSD in the workplace

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with those who have served in the armed forces, however, PTSD can apply to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. It could be an accident they were involved in or witnessed, ...
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