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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: BEAVERS CAN STAY IN THEIR HOME

Happy Monday everyone! We hope you had a lovely weekend are ready for the new week ahead. This week’s Good News Monday is a really fun and positive news story, all about beavers! It’s been a very good week for beavers in Devon. No one knows how they came to arrive there, but 15 families

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SUICIDAL THOUGHTS: WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE THEM

Many people have suicidal thoughts at some point during their lifetime, but what are they? Suicidal thoughts or feelings mean thinking theoretically about ending your life, or feeling as though your loves ones would be happier without you. It can also involve thinking about ways you can take your life, or setting out plans to

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: MANAGING FEAR, ANXIETY AND PANIC

In today’s Wellness Wednesday blog post we’re going to be sharing ways that you can manage your fear, anxiety and panic. It’s normal to feel anxious and fearful sometimes – they’re really important emotions that help us avoid dangerous situations. However, it’s not normal when these emotions arise without a threat present. Fear, anxiety and

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: A GREEN TRANSPORT REVOLUTION

Happy Monday and Happy August! This is our first Good News Monday instalment of the month, and it’s all about a ‘new era for walking and cycling’. The government has put together an active transport and travel strategy to make England safer for pedestrians and cyclists. As part of this initiative, cyclists are now able

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SPOTTING SIGNS OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN A LOVED ONE

It can be difficult to see when a friend or family member is suffering from mental health issues, particularly because many people try to hide it or don’t feel like they can speak openly. A mental health crisis can also develop slowly and gradually meaning it’s more difficult to notice the changes. Luckily there are

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE DEPRESSION

Did you know that 10% of people in the UK are reported to be living with depression? With that high of a statistic, it’s very likely that some of your employees are part of that 10%, and the mental health issue can hugely impact their work life. The mental health charity, Mind, found that one

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: THOUSANDS WRITE TO NURSING HOME

A North Carolina retirement and assisted living home has started a pen pal programme for its residents and residents living in other nursing homes in the area. A group of residents took to social media to ask for letters to help boost their spirits. They posted on Facebook photos of themselves holding up a mini-bio

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SPECIFIC PHOBIAS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Most of us have fears – whether that’s of spiders, snakes, heights… Feeling scared is an evolutionary and rational response to things or scenarios that are a threat to us. It becomes a problem however, when the reaction of panic or terror to objects, activities or situations is largely out of proportion to the actual

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: DEALING WITH NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in negative thoughts. Do you often take things personally? Do you find yourself criticising yourself regularly? Get angry often? Turn little things into big issues that can play on your mind for days, weeks or even longer? If these scenarios seem familiar, you’re experiencing negative thoughts. Negative

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: COVID19 VACCINE TRIALS

It can all seem a bit doom and gloom when it comes to coronavirus. Whilst we are now opening the country back up again and cases in the UK are declining, it’s hard not to worry about what the future holds. Luckily, there seems to be some positive results from vaccine trials around the world.

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