The benefits of art – Part 2 Another way art can improve mental health and well-being is by giving people a reason to come together and build a sense of community on and off-line. This can inevitably help to stimulate conversations and help people understand one another. It allows for… Read More »The benefits of art – Part 2
Lip smacking reasons to get more creative – Part 1 Art can have many purposes such as telling stories, expressing values on beauty and environment. Historically it has helped artists identify with/or challenge religion and social oppression, as well as highlight power and status. For that reason, it can affect… Read More »Lip smacking reasons to get more creative – Part 1
Eating for energy Do you have a chronic illness? Are you looking for a little inspiration to help you build up your confidence, so you can exercise again? Community influencers on social media have become ever more important during the pandemic. People are seeking real role models from their own… Read More »Eating for energy
Alexa portals offering a whole new world of opportunities I installed an Alexa Portal for my daughter who has a learning disability. She lives independently and I felt it would help us to enhance our communications together as a family. We chose a video calling hub with a built in… Read More »Alexa portals offering a whole new world of opportunities
In memory of David, by Toby (his Social Buddy) David and I got matched up through Louise at Age UK. She did such an amazing job as I don’t think she could have matched me with anyone more perfect. I saw a lot of myself in David and I think… Read More »In memory of David, by Toby (his Social Buddy)
Health and Well-being Series – Getting Back to Nature Over the last decade we have seen amazing technological advances and this has fuelled a growing trend of increased screen usage. Whether it be phones, laptops, games consoles, tablets or even TV’s, there have never been as many ways to become… Read More »Health and Well-being Series – Getting Back to Nature
Why Your New Year’s Goals Don’t Have to be Big! Staff Stories – I don’t know about you, but every New Year I have always found myself agonising over the fact that I need to set myself some serious and lofty goals. This is definitely something that I’d done from… Read More »Why your New Year’s goals don’t have to be big!
Health and Well-being Series: Cold Water Swimming Whatever the length of a swim, health benefits immediately start accruing. These might include: An increase in metabolism from 25-40 percent, boosting your circulation and stimulates blood flow to the vital organs. This in turn forces your heart to pump faster, pushing blood… Read More »Health and Well-being Series: Cold Water Swimming