Tag Archives: Wellbeing

Laughter is the Best Medicine

“What Soap is to the Body, Laughter is to the Soul”Yiddish Proverb Children laugh spontaneously and naturally – it’s not something they have to learn. Apparently children laugh 200-400 times a day, while adults laugh as average of 15 times. … Continue reading

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‘Lest We Forget’

This week, the Good Mental Health Coop hosted it’s first virtual open dialogue event, called a Mental Wealth Trialogue. A couple of the participants spoke about how the impact of Covid 19 on our mental health generally was now being … Continue reading

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What on earth is a Mental Wealth Trialogue when it’s at home?

A ‘Trialogue’ group is a neutral space where communities can gather to develop their understanding of mental health issues, the challenges of maintaining mental health and to transform thinking on developing better services and healthy communities.

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Building a Mentally Healthy Community with Kindness

Kindness originates from the old English word ‘cynd’ – which means community. Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen because of the pandemic experience we’re all going through is Kindness. Kindness is about our common humanity, and … Continue reading

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Anxiety: Friend or Foe during Covid 19?

by Carolyn Barber In 2015 some French researchers looked at how an anxious person may be better prepared to deal with a crisis than their more laid back counterparts. “Anxious people process threats using regions of the brain responsible for action. Meanwhile, ‘low … Continue reading

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In Search of Meaning …

This is a quote from a psychiatrist called Viktor Frankl who wrote a book called Man’s Search for Meaning. He makes the case that those who deal best with the most challenging and difficult life circumstances are those who can … Continue reading

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And Breathe …

Daily breathing exercises has to be the number one priority for psychological resilience!If you can practice breathing for just 5 minutes twice a day, morning and evening, this will reduce stress and anxiety, and help increase energy. Not immediately, but … Continue reading

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Update from the Good Mental Health Coop

Owing to the coronavirus public health emergency, we have suspended all project activities being delivered and planned by the Good Mental Health Coop. We are very much aware that community based support groups and activities are a very real lifeline for … Continue reading

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Paulsgrove Wellbeing Fayre

You may be feeling anxious, stressed or socially isolated, or you may be worried about a friend or a family member, or you may just be interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing, and the availability of … Continue reading

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Books Alive! launch event

Real Stories from Real People We recruit volunteers to start conversations about personal life experiences to challenge stigma and discrimination. Our inspirational volunteers become ‘living books’ to share their stories, and give you the opportunity to ask the questions you … Continue reading

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