Supporting Wellbeing in Uncertain Times

The last few weeks have been difficult for many people in the UK. The debate, outcome and uncertainty following the UK’s EU referendum has heightened people’s emotions and left some feeling sad and many feeling confused. Unfortunately the “yes-no” character of the referendum tended to polarise discussion. There was no box on the form for “yes if”, “no but I’d rather…”, “it depends” or let alone “I’m not sure”. Nuanced or caveated answers were ruled out; but it’s important to now make space for open, respectful discussion, and also to maintain a caring and kind approach towards each other. As the situation continues to unfold, this post simply offers a few suggestions on taking care of your own and others’ wellbeing at what is an uncertain time for us all.

Wellbeing NOW: Spring is in the air!

In this month’s Wellbeing NOW update we share a round-up of wellbeing news and resources, a wild food Community Potluck for those in Totnes, and a heads-up about World Environment Day in June. Sign up to our newsletter list to receive this update direct to your inbox each month.

Wellbeing NOW: Celebrating International Day of Happiness!

Here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW), we’re excited about the upcoming International Day of Happiness on 20th March, and we hope you are too!

In this month’s Wellbeing NOW update we share various ways you can get involved in International Day of Happiness, plus plenty more wellbeing-related news, events and resources.

International Women’s Day: Women on Wellbeing

To mark International Women's Day, we're re-sharing a selection of some video interviews we've previously done with very inspiring women, sharing their work and views on wellbeing. Interviews shared include: Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, environmental activist Vandana Shiva, actress and Director Nandita Das, journalist Tamsin Omond, and Finance Innovation Lab Co-Founder Charlotte Millar.

Happiness Habits Haiku Competition

Happiness means different things to different people, yet most people agree that the pursuit of happiness is an essential part of life. In spite of this, many of us can find it difficult to make time for happiness; our own and that of those around us. This is one reason why it is so important that in 2012 The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 20th March as International Day of Happiness. To celebrate International Day of Happiness and support you in taking time for happiness, we’re inviting you to reflect on your happiness habits and share your own happiness haiku! (For those in and around Totnes, we’re also hosting a special International Day of Happiness Community Potluck).