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Finding a moment of calm on National Stress Awareness Day

The 7 November marks National Stress Awareness day. Regardless of whether you are a city dweller or live in a remote part of the UK, we all face daily and an often, growing to do list. Work, health, finances and family are just a few of the elements we try and balance, often forgetting about …

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Oh la la! Pete’s finished the Tour and beaten the bikes

Today Peter Thompson completes his 2082 mile journey of running the 2018 Tour De France route. He did what felt impossible to many of us, but with Pete’s determination and grit, he made it to the finish line before the cyclists, who are currently on Stage 17, the  Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet Mountain …

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Racing ahead as the Tour De France starts

On day 49 of Peter Thompson’s heroic challenge to Run the Tour De France route, the official Tour de France started on Saturday 7 July. This will be the 105th Tour de France, and Pete’s mission to beat the bikes is heating up – they will complete the tour on the 29th July. Pete has …

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Running the Tour De France – concluding Mental Health Awareness Week with 70 marathons

It’s no coincidence that Marathon runner and mental health campaigner, Pete Thompson, arrived in Vendee this week ahead of one of the world’s most famous endurance tests, during Mental health Awareness Week. At the start line checking it out for the start of #runthetour on Saturday All the info about the reasons behind the challenge, …

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Supporting people living with dementia to celebrate their faith journey – Livability launches ‘My Faith Matters’

For Dementia Action Week, Livability – the disability charity that connects people with their communities – have launched a new resource to support people living with dementia capture and celebrate their faith journey. Called ‘My Faith Matters’ the resource enables people to record memories and information that has been important to them in their spiritual …

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It’s time to move beyond ‘I’m fine’ – how churches can create a culture of real conversation around mental health

How often to we say ‘I’m fine’ and give the big ‘thumbs up’, when the reality could be very different? How supported do people feel in being able to share their experiences of mental health? During mental health awareness week, Livability explores how churches can be a place to move beyond awareness around mental health, …

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Peter Thompson and the people at Flourish share why his Tour de France challenge really matters

Livability’s wellbeing initiative ‘Flourish’ has been a big inspiration to Peter Thompson in his Tour de France challenge. The Dorset based horticultural therapy project promotes wellbeing, mental health and community. So what will his bold attempt mean to the people that participate on the project? What motivates him about Flourish and how it promotes mental …

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What’s the one thing you wish the Church understood about mental health?

‘What one thing do you wish the Church understood about mental health?’ is a question Mat Ray – author of Livability’s Lifting the Lid – has asked people living with ill health. In this article Mat shares his inspiration and hopes for Livability’s new mental health resource for churches. Perfume and taboo breaking As I …

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Let’s change the culture of our churches – by lifting the lid on mental health

David Primrose is a Social Responsibility Officer working in the Diocese of Lichfield. David talked to Livability about his involvement in the development of the new course ‘Lifting the Lid’ which aims to raise mental health awareness in churches. ’I remind everyone that those present on the course are people who are going to change …

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Livability launches new church Bible study resource to lift the lid on mental health

Livability – the disability charity that connects people to their communities – has launched ‘Lifting the Lid’ today. ‘Lifting the lid’ is intended to help churches engage with the mental health challenges faced by those in their communities. It’s a free Bible study resource to help explore the topics of emotional and mental well-being. It …

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