14th June 2016, by Yvonne My previous experience of mindfulness was; to put it mildly, uninspiring, and had in fact put me off looking further into the subject. But mindfulness has become the latest ‘go to therapy’ for the NHS to use these days and has an important place in slowing down the fast-paced world […]
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It’s Men’s Health Week from June 13th – 19th and there are plenty of opportunities to engage with. This year The Men’s Health Forum are promoting stress awareness and offering on-line stress busting tools. https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/ A few months back I attended an inspiring workshop on Men and Suicide, hosted by the National Spirituality and Mental […]
With my experience being a volunteer previously, I believe it is a great way to use your free time to learn, gain experience, upgrade skills and to meet new people (expanding your network).
In March I attended “New Models of Care: Working Together for a Healthy London” an event organised by the London Voluntary Service Council. The title refers to the government’s “Five Year Forward View” of the NHS which argued for a “more engaged relationship with patients, carers and citizens so that we can promote wellbeing and […]
I remember it well – the first time I ever ran a workshop for Voluntary Action Camden. The pounding heart, dry mouth, shaking hands. What if I forget what I want to say? What if my mind goes totally blank? What if..? Several years on and some 50 or so workshops later, talking to a […]
In late January I attended the inaugural Social Prescribing Network Conference held in central London and hosted by the University of Westminster, College of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust. Social prescribing is not a new idea – it is a means of enabling primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs […]
Millman Street Resource Centre offers a wide range of social activities like Tai Chi, computers, art and crafts, singing, gardening, yoga and much more to the over 55’s.
The better you understand how to use your computer to your advantage the more quickly you can get things done. Doing things the long way round, like switching back and forth between the keyboard and mouse, can be time-consuming. But did you know, many of the actions that we undertake on the computer can be […]
“A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Europe of the like not seen since the Second World War. Camden Council is committing to resettle up to 20 refugee families in the borough. We are working with Citizens UK, the Refugee Council, local organisations and other local authorities to offer what help we can to families who […]