Can You Be Well When Others Aren’t?

Guest post by Duncan Fraser, Project Director of Useful and Kind Unlimited

I believe that I can only be truly well when my brothers and sisters, be they neighbours or on the other side of the world, are well too. It is about celebrating diversity and difference. Giving and not counting the cost. Not fighting for what we believe is right, but loving and willing it into being.

Grow. Cook. Make. Mend: Changing Lives at Trill Farm

This guest post by Kevin Marshall explores how an inspiring project in Axminster, Devon is developing self-belief, practical skills and wellbeing amongst a cohort of volunteers in recovery from substance misuse. Alongside volunteering for the Network of Wellbeing, Kevin works as a coordinator in Drug and Alcohol Services.

Exploring the Good Life: Germany’s Ministry of Happiness and Well-being

My name is Gina and I am the German Minister of happiness and well-being. You may now be asking yourself: Seriously, is there a Ministry of happiness and well-being in Germany?! Well, yes, there is! I helped to establish this interactive project in 2013, to raise awareness and run creative actions highlighting the important role of happiness and wellbeing in our lives and in wider society...

Let Nature do the Healing: Wellbeing and Wildness Event

Recently the Network of Wellbeing's Kate Reed attended an inspiring Wildness and Wellbeing summer seminar at Young Wood near Taunton. It turned out to be a great opportunity to share experience, explore good practice and find new ways of connecting with nature to enhance wellbeing. Kate reflects on her experiences at the event in this post.

Small Changes, Big Difference: Latest Totnes Wellbeing Fund Awardees

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes (Devon, UK) and surrounding areas, 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.

We offer seed grants between £100 and 500 to help turn your ideas into reality. Last week, four more exciting local projects were awarded funding by the Totnes Wellbeing Fund: the Aller Park Project, River Dart Wild Church, Natural Art Movement and an Open-no-mic Night.