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Mental health

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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The adventure of a lifetime: 44 Marathon Man talks about his European adventure

On 1st April Peter Thompson will begin his mammoth undertaking, attempting to finish 44 marathons in 44 countries over the course of 44 days. Peter’s ‘Marathon’s for the Mind’, will help to raise much-needed awareness and donations for mental health. He has selected the charities Livability (whose wellbeing programme Flourish is run at Livability Holton …

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Loneliness doesn’t discriminate – Ten top tips for starting a conversation

A report by the Alzheimer’s Society found a third of people living with dementia said they lost friends following a diagnosis, and almost one in ten only leave the house once a month. Independent Age found more than 1 in 3 people aged 75 and over say that feelings of loneliness are out of their …

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London Marathon will be half-way point in Marathons for the Mind: 44 Marathons, in 44 days, in 44 Countries for Mental Health

Bournemouth based running enthusiast Peter Thompson has set himself an immense personal challenge: On April 1st 2017, he will embark on an epic adventure and attempt to complete 44 marathons, in 44 days, in 44 countries. Starting in Russia, the challenge will see him run in every country in Europe, with the London Marathon being …

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Livability welcomes new report on the spiritual lives of people with learning disabilities

As a Christian disability and community engagement charity, Livability has always believed in the importance of spiritual life. Shaped by a broad and inclusive Christian ethos – we are committed to supporting people holistically – working to provide services and resources that enhance life – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. In the last few years, …

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