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What’s the one thing you wish the Church understood about mental health?

‘What one thing do you wish the Church understood about mental health?’ is a question Mat Ray – author of Livability’s Lifting the Lid – has asked people living with ill health. In this article Mat shares his inspiration and hopes for Livability’s new mental health resource for churches. Perfume and taboo breaking As I …

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Let’s change the culture of our churches – by lifting the lid on mental health

David Primrose is a Social Responsibility Officer working in the Diocese of Lichfield. David talked to Livability about his involvement in the development of the new course ‘Lifting the Lid’ which aims to raise mental health awareness in churches. ’I remind everyone that those present on the course are people who are going to change …

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Livability launches new church Bible study resource to lift the lid on mental health

Livability – the disability charity that connects people to their communities – has launched ‘Lifting the Lid’ today. ‘Lifting the lid’ is intended to help churches engage with the mental health challenges faced by those in their communities. It’s a free Bible study resource to help explore the topics of emotional and mental well-being. It …

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Lifting the lid on mental health: A call to build churches that listen

One in four of us will live with mental ill health. Churches can be key spaces to develop understanding and a helpful response. Corin Pilling explores why it’s essential to build churches that listen and lift the lid on mental health.

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What about wellbeing for church, care and community workers?

With this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th being focussed on mental health in the workplace – how many people will be considering the experience of care, church leaders, care and community workers? For people whose workplace is their community and caring for others, making time and space to support their own wellbeing …

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Join Pete at Parallel

So! You’ve been thinking about signing up to run/push with Livability at Parallel on 3rd September 2017. It’s in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park. There will be inclusive sport, festival fun, ice creams on tap, and great activities for friends and families. What’s not to like? It’s already a tempting mix. But now – there’s …

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Dublin to be the finale city for Marathons for the Mind, in Mental Health Awareness Week

On Sunday 14th May, the beautiful city of Dublin is to be the final destination on Peter Thompson’s epic 44 day running challenge: ‘Marathons for the Mind’. Peter’s self-set mission has seen him run an incredible 44 marathons in 44 consecutive days – in every country in Europe – to raise money and awareness for …

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Mental Health Awareness Week and 44 marathons

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – and now only one week to go until Peter Thompson concludes his Marathons for the Mind challenge. Since April 1st 2017, running enthusiast Peter Thompson has been pursuing an epic adventure to raise money and awareness for mental health. He has been attempting to run an incredible 44 marathons …

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Celebrating our people – A Project Worker dedicated to improving health outcomes for disabled people through horticultural therapy

Much has been written recently about the healing power of nature. Nowhere is this more in evidence than at Livability Holton Lee, where the Flourish project offers a range of land based activities to disabled adults. Anna Sweeney, Programme Lead of Flourish, comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge in working with people with …

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Why I run – 44 Marathon Man talks about the origins of his love of running

Peter Thompson is taking on the biggest challenge of his life – running a massive 44 marathons in 44 days. With only a few weeks to go, he told us what he loves about running and how to keep a good life balance. Being a runner has opened up lots of new opportunities ‘I’ve always …

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