Tag Archives: Wellbeing

October events for Solent Connexions

Do you look after or help support a family member, partner or friend because of their illness, disability or emotional distress? Are you feeling stressed, depressed or worried about this? Why not join us during October for one of our … Continue reading

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Never Give Up Hope

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come”Anne Lamott We’ve now reached another turning point in the Covid 19 pandemic with the re-introduction of further restrictions … Continue reading

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Help Prevent Suicide!

At the weekend the University of Sheffield shared this series of 13 short films as part of their Festival of the Mind. Based on the book Our Encounters with Suicide (ed. Fran Biley, Alex Grant, Judith Haire, Brendan Stone), Kathryn and Penny … Continue reading

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Time to Experiment with Change?

Among the many news and research updates I follow to try and keep myself up to date, is a national research programme seeking to understand the psychological and social impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. The research study is being carried out by University … Continue reading

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The Bare Necessities …

The coronavirus lockdown measures have now officially pushed the UK into an economic recession following the biggest slump on record during April to June this year. A Briefing Paper for the House of Commons said: “Consumers may be reluctant to return … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Mental Health

International research is now telling us a lot more about the impact of Covid 19 on our mental health, and the picture is not good. What does the research tell us about those who are less stressed, depressed or anxious? There’s … Continue reading

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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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