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Developing a Dementia-Friendly Church

We have teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a practical guide for churches and other faith communities looking for practical advice on how to create more dementia-friendly environments...

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Dublin to be the finale city for Marathons for the Mind, in Mental Health Awareness Week

On Sunday 14th May, the beautiful city of Dublin is to be the final destination on Peter Thompson’s epic 44 day running challenge: ‘Marathons for the Mind’. Peter’s self-set mission has

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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

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Friendship Really Matters: How garden therapy can nurture friendships and help lives to blossom

Making real connections with others can be challenging, whether you live in an isolated village or at the heart of a city. Add a disability to the mix and finding friends can get considerably tougher,

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Friendship Really Matters: What is therapeutic and positive about gardening? Two horticultural therapists share their view

Livability’s horticultural therapy programme ‘Flourish’ at Livability Holton Lee sees remarkable change in how people relate to each other. But why does this kind of therapy help to connect

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Getting back to nature in the forest can be a helpful support for people living with dementia

With an estimated 1 million people diagnosed with dementia by 2025, there is a real need to provide more support to those living with the disease. Getting reacquainted with the great outdoors through forest

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Greenbelt success – Hundreds of people trained to be Dementia Friends

At this year’s Greenbelt festival, Livability had a clear aim: to train as many people as possible to become Dementia Friends. This national campaign takes just one hour and teaches people about dementia,

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Happiness Growing

Hundreds of people have participated in The Happiness Course since it began last year. The course has fast grown in popularity with many courses taking place across the country including Liverpool, Dorset,

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How church is perfectly placed to support health and wellbeing

In a world that sees people as diagnoses to be fixed, the Church is perfectly placed to speak hope. Sanctuary Ministries of Canada are part of a growing movement of Christians involved in supporting churches

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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

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