Last month I wrote a piece for Voxel Hub about dealing with individual trauma at a time of collective trauma, and I’m really grateful for the number of comments and positive feedback I received across social media as a result. It clearly resonated and demonstrated how common it has been to struggle with personal crises and perspective through the pandemic. A comment from a friend that particularly struck me read: “Last year …
“Why should I have anything to complain about?” – dealing with individual and collective trauma all at once
Way back in July, I blogged about the different platforms enabling performers to carry on entertaining audiences remotely throughout the pandemic, using technology at a time where venues across the world sadly shut their doors.
Since then I have, albeit almost accidentally, immersed myself in the world of online gigs, hosting and supporting a series of music and comedy events on Zoom. I’ve been involved in over 60 shows, each of which have had special, memorable moments for the act and audience alike.
For this blog, we’re catching up with Daniel Melville, owner of 3D printing business ‘Handy Dans’’ and ambassador for Open Bionics, creators of the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, the incredible Hero Arm.
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.