Wellness

Wellness, wellbeing, self-care, ‘me’ time – where do you start?

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Wellness, wellbeing, self-care, ‘me’ time – take your pick: the list is long. These days there are as many words to describe the state of feeling healthy and happy as there are, potentially, ways to achieve it. There’s also no shortage of experts to tell you what might help you, physically and mentally, to feel […]

Mindfulness – What is it, when is it useful and does it actually work?

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Mindfulness. Everyone’s talking about it. Mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful colouring, mindful play: whatever your thing, it seems you can do it mindfully. But what is it, when is it useful and does it actually work? Google ‘mindfulness’ and you’ll find 1,001 explanations of what it is (and isn’t), alongside countless offers of related products, […]

Finding ‘Community’: Patient advocacy and carer support groups

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What does ‘community’ mean to you – and where do you usually find it? Especially now, when so much has changed. For some, it’s connection and a sense of trust. For others, acceptance and belonging. Whatever your view, the experts agree: feeling part of a group with shared values and hopes is key to the joy […]

Digital detox

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Ten years ago, the words ‘digital detox’ barely figured in the English language. ‘Boundaries’ were walls to be broken, not put in place to promote good mental health. And now? How times have changed. Today we know that in a world of distraction, few things are as all-consuming as the shiny device we hold in […]