As 2021 arrived I decided to take on a massive challenge called LEJOG (Lands End to John O’Groats) which involves walking for 1083 miles. I want to do it by mid May as that is World Mental Health Awareness Week and as part of that I’m hoping to raise some funds for Restore, a local mental health charity.
The signs are there if we want to read them, but what they mean to each of us will depend on how open our minds and hearts are to receiving the message.
As dark days set in and the colour drains from our communities, is it a sign of things to come? Once again we're in lockdown. The rules are becoming stricter, and people's wellbeing is bound to take a tumble, especially as the last time we had lockdown we had sun and blue skies to see… Continue reading Sign of the Times
Masks. Who's right? Who's wrong? Who cares? We're in the middle of a pandemic. Has anybody realised that? The world is still in madness, especially here in the UK. Nobody seems to really know whether they should stay in but go out, go out but stay in; keep a distance of two metres unless you… Continue reading Masked Choices
Our children and young people are back at school with a huge benefit to their education and rebuilding of their relationships, but what effect is it having on their wellbeing, and what about those who care for them?
Human contact is one of our basic needs, but does its importance become more evident when it's missing?
As a Youth Leader, my role is to support and advocate for young people, but what do you do when they really don't seem to care?
If there's one thing that this period of time has taught us is that we can achieve most things we put our mind to...but sometimes we need to reach out for help.
In a time of uncertainty, is there really hope for the future?
People need to reconnect properly. Having recently run workshops where this was a key message throughout, the point was made even more on this morning's morning walk.