The Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival 2020 goes virtual! Now in its second year, organisers Alex and Lottie have taken the event online, hosting talks and workshops exploring wellbeing, and ensuring the door is still open to have important conversations about health and wellness.
Activists are often consumed by how others feel — and can forfeit their own safety and/or wellbeing in the process. Learning how to reset, re-energise and maintain good mental health is a basic need for an activist to truly be able to make a change, especially in a noisy online world where causes and movements vie for attention.
Lewis Wedlock is a mental health activist and social psychologist from Bristol. He works for Project Zazi, a project by OTR Bristol that deals with young BAME people’s mental health experience through therapy and activism. He is also the creator of Pinpoint Academia, a university facing a personal development project that helps students locate and work towards their versions of success.
Interview with Jamie Love – LGBTQ+ wellbeing online.
Jamie Love is an international model, host and educator who believes that acceptance is the key to remedying LGBT issues around the world. Jamie is the Marketing Director and Executive Producer for Pride Edinburgh – he has been working with Pride for over five years. His marketing agency, Monumental Marketing, is one of Pride Edinburgh’s main sponsors. Jamie has also been a radio host on global online LGBT radio, Xpress Radio.
So often, our interests centre on creative activity such as music, film, theatre and art. The talented people behind these arts, such as musicians, actors and comedians, have been hit hard by the pandemic. Here is how we can support them.
There are a few ways you can protect yourself from fake news and misinformation – here are few tips.
Check out our interview with Dr Dominique Thompson – a GP, young people’s mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator.
At the moment, in the midst of the Coronavirus-enforced lockdown, the sites and apps to support mental health and wellbeing are more relevant than ever. Here are five of the best…
The Coronavirus-enforced lockdown presents a really difficult challenge for our individual and collective mental health. Being isolated in this way stops us from doing a lot of the things that keep us well, like being physically connected to friends, hobbies and the outdoors – and this withdrawal can exacerbate feelings of anxiety, loneliness and low mood.
Many of us will now be spending a significant amount of time in front of screens and will have reverted to digital alternatives in an attempt to retain some sense of normality. Such an increase in online activity in itself comes with its own impact on our wellbeing, so here are some ideas and tips for keeping ‘well’ online and managing our digital usage sensibly throughout this weird time