This Mental Health Awareness Week we are launching our new Wellbeing Journal - a free, downloadable resource, giving you the opportunity to take a little time each day to reflect on your wellbeing. It’s packed with practical, research-backed information and tips from our wellbeing expert Emma Browning. You’ll find it simple and enjoyable to use.
How does it work?
Your seven-day journal works alongside a series of emails, one a day for a week, to help you to think more about your personal wellbeing.
Whether you are someone who bullet journals, keeps a diary or simply wants to slow down, there’s something here for you.
How does it help me?
By taking seven days out to reflect on themes like gratitude, beating bad habits and breathing techniques, we hope you really start to understand what better wellbeing looks and feels like for you. Enjoy and join with us this week.
Wellbeing for people with disabilities
Wellbeing is something that makes Livability stand out as a charity. We won’t settle for providing care that just looks after the basic everyday needs of people with disabilities. Making sure the people we support are thriving and getting the most out of life is just as essential to us. Whether it’s enabling someone to join a local club, or providing the right technology to independently video-call friends and family, or something as simple as being a listening ear, our staff are trained to give time and care to people’s wellbeing.
Wellbeing and our staff
Staff wellbeing is a high priority at Livability. All employees have free and confidential access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which provides friendly and expert support on a wide range of work-related and personal issues. This includes workplace pressure, debt, illness, relationship support, child and elder care information and many other topics. Our weekly Everyday Wellbeing newsletter for staff shares practical advice from Livability’s wellbeing expert, Emma Browning. And we’re members of the Mindful Employer scheme, caring for mental health at work.
Mental Health Awareness Week - this years theme: Nature
Ancient Greek Philosophers, like the Cynics, spent most of their time living outdoors with only a rough cloak and no tunic or shoes for protection against the elements, lived off simple grains and pulses and drank water from natural springs. Leisure came in the form of long walks, discussions and sunbathing.
Their goal was to find happiness through the simplification of life, and their central philosophy was that a life lived in accordance with nature would allow them to be both free and content.
The Cynics simple living principles have inspired and influenced philosophical and spiritual thinking over time, and there is a lot we can take from their approach to life. Many agree today that living simply without the need for excess and being in tune with nature promotes more happiness than a materialistic lifestyle.
Welcome to Livability’s Wellbeing Journal.
My name is Emma and I’m responsible for Livability’s wellbeing services, based at Livability Holton Lee in Dorset.
I have over 20 years’ experience of supporting people to improve their wellbeing and my biggest reward is seeing people transformed by our therapeutic programmes. I’ll be using the Wellbeing Journal along with you this week. My hope is that you enjoy reading this guide and it helps you to build a strong foundation for your wellbeing.
No matter how few possessions you own or how little money you have, loving wildlife and nature will make you rich beyond measure.