A Not-For-Profit World Built For Wellbeing

Imagine waking up every morning knowing that your work not only supports your own livelihood but also supports the wellbeing of your entire community. Imagine how it would feel to know that everyone has meaningful work that supports social wellbeing and helps keep the planet healthy.

Welcome to a Not-For-Profit World, a world in which all businesses exist to meet social needs rather than earn private profits. Researchers at the Post Growth Institute are busy writing about how this vision for the future is becoming a reality and how we can all help move this transition along. The book is called “How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050”.

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Immersion in Wellbeing: The Vitalising Powers of a Waterfall

By Anna Schmidt, Wellbeing Ambassador
In times of uncertainty, it can be difficult to maintain one’s wellbeing. I just finished university, and finding a job proves to be a daunting task. Finding motivation after being rejected again and again can be difficult, and at times, even getting out of bed and starting yet another day of writing applications seems like an insurmountable hurdle. Yet, bathing in a waterfall near Bradford this morning provided me with a source of wellbeing, which washed away all negative thoughts, feelings and expectations. It was a wonderful experience, which I would like to share with you here.

Supporting the Wellbeing of People with Dementia

On 6th June 2013 the South Hams Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) hosted a Forum on Dementia, at Follaton House, Totnes. The event brought together statutory organisations, charities and members of the community to explore how we can make the South Hams region more Dementia-friendly.

Maximising Wellbeing in Totnes

A workshop on improving individual and community wellbeing in Totnes is taking place on Friday 21st June, from 2 to 5.30pm in Totnes Methodist Church. The event - hosted by NOW and the Civil Society Forum - aims to explore how wellbeing could be strengthened for everyone in the town.

‘Feel Better With a Book’: Reading Groups Help People to Meet the Five Ways to Wellbeing

The Reader Organisation is a charity and social enterprise that works to bring about social change by sharing great literature, making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with reading, improve wellbeing and build community. This blog post is based on feedback received on their 'Get Into Reading' project, and how it fulfils the five ways (connect… be active… take notice… keep learning… give…).