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December Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st December 2018

DECEMBER!!! You're finally here. I think it’s time for Christmas music. It’s never too early for Christmas music I hear you shout and I’m inclined to agree. (turns up the music a little louder to drown out those that object 🎄) New month, new challenge. And to round off the year I’m giving you a nice simple challenge. (There’s no such thing as an

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November Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st November 2018

We have finally reached the penultimate month in 2018 and if you feel anything like I do then this year has flown by. A new month brings with it a brand-new challenge. The focus of our challenge this month is all about reflection. Normally the end of the year brings an automatic reflection on the year gone by. What have you been most proud of? Wha

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October Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st October 2018

October is here and that means a new challenge! This month’s challenge is a social media detox 😱 Wait don’t close the page. I know, I know this is going to be a real challenge for some of you. It will definitely be a challenge for me. Why even do a social media detox I hear you ask? Sometimes we do things instinctively and we don’t take the time

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July Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st July 2018

July is here!!!! This month's challenge is to keep a gratitude journal. For the next 31 days write down between 3 - 5 things you are grateful for. We had a go of this back in 2016 just for a week. If you want to have a read of how it went for Donna have a click here. Or have a look at this article for some more tips. If you're not up for writing

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How I won even though I failed

Sasha Austin-Seade | 29th June 2018

This post is supposed to be all about how I got on with the June Wellbeing challenge. I write them, I decide what we're doing, I even Instagrammed it and this is the point where I show you some amazing artwork 😳but he’s the thing I didn’t do it.🤭 Here's what happened. As much as I'd like to believe it, I'm not a superhero - now I can do pretty a

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Lillian's Space .. Peer Support

Sasha Austin-Seade | 15th June 2018

We have the wonderful Lillian taking over the blog again and this time she's sharing her experience as a Youth Mental Health Champion. If you missed her last post check it out here. During the last academic year, I trained to be a Youth Health Champion. This was an amazing and insightful experience where I learned a great deal about what it means

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Creativity

Helen Bainbridge | 1st June 2018

When did you last do something really creative? What activities help you use your imagination? What does creativity mean to you? I think creativity can sometimes feel a bit exclusive - like you're either a creative person, or you're not. Maybe you can't identify with the artist or the potter getting their hands dirty and creating something from no

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June Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st June 2018

Welcome to June, This month is all about creativity. Now I know some of you if you are rolling your eyes and thinking oh no 😱 I hate drawing whilst others of you are jumping for joy. This month your challenge is an art challenge, but you have a few options. Remember the wellbeing challenges are all about challenging and stretching ourselves. We m

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Good news

Sasha Austin-Seade | 29th May 2018

This month has been all about ditching the negative and replacing it with positive. I hope you've found it helpful and shared some of the interesting articles you've found along the way. Here are just 3 of my favs. A story of kindnes, Care BnB and This bank that's writing off peoples debts If you came across something interesting why not let us k

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Shine a light on ... Anxiety (part 1)

Grace Read | 18th May 2018

Everyone I know has anxiety. Not the kind of anxiety that you feel before you speak in public, or when you see a massive spider scuttling towards you. I mean, the kind of anxiety that hangs over your life, that is disproportionate to your circumstances and that prevents you from doing normal things. Everyone I know has experienced a period of this

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May Wellbeing Challenge

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st May 2018

Ditch the news April Showers bring May flowers. Spring is time of hope and new life, where things that looked like they were dead have new life. Yellow is normally the colour that is associated with spring but with the invention of things like social media and 24hr news outlets we can often focus only on things that are negative. The challenge thi

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Change

Sasha Austin-Seade | 19th April 2018

Ever wondered if change could be easier? If we could skip the uncomfortable part, straight to the part where it's fun again? Alas, change doesn't work like that. I'm going through a year of change in my life. The truth is as much as known these changes are coming, it hasn't made them any easier. Some of them are exciting, part of 'growing up' and

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March Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st March 2018

Welcome to March, How did we get to the third month of the year already? Your challenge for this month is all about honesty. For the next 30 days be honest about your thoughts and feelings. I deliberated a lot about setting this as a challenge because I'm pretty sure we all would say that were honest or try to be right? Wait did you just tell a l

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Kindness .. food for thought

Sasha Austin-Seade | 2nd February 2018

The dictionary defines kindness as the quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful. Or it is an act that is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something I've been thinking a lot about kindness over the last few weeks simply because I've set myself a task of being kinder this year. But I've been wondering what it's all about. Is

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February Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st February 2018

Hello and welcome to February. Our focus and wellbeing challenge this month is all about kindness. Let’s stop for a moment and think about what kindness actually is. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Sometimes kindness can be difficult, it may even involve saying no and it often involves a sacrifice

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