Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Look out for an influx of elves across the city today celebrating National Elf Service Day. This is the second year of the event, organised by Bristol-based charity Above and Beyond, which focuses on raising funds for local hospitals. People across the city are dressing up as elves and holding fundraising events ranging from candy […]

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

Bath Spa students have been voicing their opposition to ‘Wonkee Wednesdays’, the name of the university’s mental health ‘celebration’ day. The name, conceived by the university Student Support team, was one of “a number of ‘W’s’ [that were] considered, including wobbly” and was “in no way intended to be derogatory” according to Accessibility Advisor for Mental […]

Period poverty: Bristol schools help girls stay in class

Period poverty: Bristol schools help girls stay in class

Every girl in Bristol is to be given access to sanitary products after the Council agreed to support a nationwide campaign to end period poverty. A Channel Four factcheck report in June concluded that the UK average spend is £128 a year, or £10 a month – and that 10% of girls reported being unable to […]

Clock change: should we be getting our sunshine in a pill?

Clock change: should we be getting our sunshine in a pill?

It’s the so-called sunshine vitamin – should we all be taking it?  With prescriptions for Vitamin D continuing to rise and with the clocks going back tomorrow is Vitamin D the answer to our winter blues? In summer, we get our Vitamin D from the sun, helping our bodies absorb nutrients to keep bones, teeth […]

Engineer rescued from lift shaft

Engineer rescued from lift shaft

An engineer had to be rescued after falling down a lift shaft in Bristol city centre earlier today. The man was extracted by Avon Fire and Rescue just after 2pm, less than an hour after getting stuck in an office block in Redcliff Street. Avon Fire and Rescue sent out an initial tweet stating that crews […]

New app aims to tackle mental health problems in the UK

New app aims to tackle mental health problems in the UK

A new app launched yesterday in Bristol aims to support people of all ages struggling  with mental health issues.  With suicide and mental health problems at a all-time high in the UK, the disTRACT app aims to provide people with easy access to information and suicide prevention resources. The app provides a discreet way of accessing information […]

Gaining mental health through helping others

Gaining mental health through helping others

The freedom of mind festival in Bristol focuses on different events to help people who suffer from mental health issues. It ran from 6th – 14th of October. The festival’s objective is to raise awareness on mental problems as well as bring people together. The fact is that mental health can affect every one, young […]

Tai Chi: Bristol expert preaches its health benefits

Tai Chi: Bristol expert preaches its health benefits

A Bristol based Tai Chi expert is preaching the physical and mental  benefits of the practice This comes after the Prime Minister, Theresa May, spoke about mental health earlier in the week. Claire Mitcham is a Tai Chi instructor based who’s in Bristol. She has been teaching the Chinese practice for several years now. After […]

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