Artists Collaborate to Highlight Climate Change

Derbyshire based environmentally friendly art and craft network EcoCreate are the team behind the 'Fairytales, Myths & Legends' exhibition scheduled for January 2016. The exhibition is inspired by the concept that climate change is not the fairytale, myth or legend many would like to believe, and wishes to inspire others to improve their sustainability. This is a guest blog post from EcoCreate, contributed as part of the Network of Wellbeing ‘Sharing Our World’ series.

Sharing Our World: Plans for Buy Nothing Day and COP21 Climate Negotiations

Here at the Network of Wellbeing we plan to run a series of activities on the theme of ‘Sharing Our World’ – timed to coincide with both Buy Nothing Day / Black Friday and the upcoming COP21 climate change negotiations. We hope that this series will spark reflection and debate on the links between consumerism, wellbeing and the environment, and help to encourage wider participation in wellbeing-related activities. This post shares more information and ways you can get involved!

Creative Wellbeing: Enhancing Personal and Social Wellbeing

Guest post from Rebecca Mellor from Creative Wellbeing, an organisation supporting people’s wellbeing through engaging their creativity. Rebecca believes that a better world is possible, and between us we have all the assets we need to create it.

Stories of Wellbeing: The GalGael Trust, Glasgow

A few months ago, a small group from NOW visited the GalGael Trust to learn about this interesting project, which supports people to build boats from natural materials. What we found was an inspiring model of holistic wellbeing; a project reconnecting people with themselves, with one another and with the Scottish landscape within and beyond the city.

Bringing Art and Nature into Places Devoted to Health

This post shares a short introduction to the work of the Magic Dye House, a recent recipient of a grant via the Totnes Wellbeing Fund (TWF). The TWF aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes (Devon, UK) and surroundings, helping them to turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. Because a small change can make a big difference, we’re keen to support initiatives where a little input from us could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing. Find out more here, and please be aware that the deadline for applications for the next round of the TWF is Friday 11th December 2015. Watch out on our blog for further information on the other exciting projects that have been granted the TWF.