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Livability joins with Christian mental health charity to combat stigma in churches

Livability and Premier Mind and Soul, a Christian mental health charity, have combined to create a new resource to help churches better understand people with mental health needs in their congregations. What is it? The online resource aims to equip churches with relevant theological, psychological and medical knowledge in response to the growing demand from …

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Shaking those Blue Mondays

You may have noticed that it was ‘Blue Monday’ earlier this week and, well, you may have wished you hadn’t. It’s based on a spurious equation conjured by a PR agency for a travel company a while ago and has hung around ever since, serving only to trivialise mental health issues and satisfy an easy …

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Livability support World Mental Health day

October 10th is World Mental Health day- an annual celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Livability fully supports World Mental Health day and believes it is vital that the challenges facing people with mental health issues are discussed. Part of the rationale for Livability’s support of the day is that we consider having a …

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Livability backs calls for greater practical and financial support for families affected by Dementia

On September 10th the Alzheimer’s society published Dementia UK: The Second Edition, prepared by the London School of Economics and King’s College London. The report is the most comprehensive review of dementia in the UK to date. It contains a number of key findings including the astronomical cost of dementia care to some families, with …

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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, what it is, what it does to people, and how we can respond. The Livability team, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, …

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Livability creates new resources to help churches become dementia friendly

To coincide with National Dementia Awareness week (18 to 25 May 2014), Livability’s Community Engagement Team have developed a new set of resources to help churches become dementia friendly.   Developed by Dr Trevor Adams – a specialist in dementia care with over 30 years’ experience, the five part series of downloadable information sheets covers a range of …

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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, Rotherham and London. The Happiness course was developed by Livability’s community engagement team which works with some of the poorest and most disadvantaged …

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Livability’s Dementia Friendly Churches Update

It’s been a busy few months for the Dementia Friendly Churches programme, run by Livability’s Community Engagement team, as they aim to equip churches to become more inclusive, welcoming places for people with dementia and their informal carers. There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and this figure is expected to rise …

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The Happiness Course – common questions

The Happiness Course has been getting some great attention recently. We were written about in the Telegraph and a great response came from Jim McManus. A few weeks ago the FT published two articles on Happiness as well (The Pursuit of Happiness in the Workplace and The Positive Returns of a Happy Workforce). It’s certainly …

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