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Health & Well Being

According to Mind, the mental health charity, every year one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. While mental illness affects one in ten children.

Mental health issues can be devastating to our communities and link to other issues such as loneliness.

According to NHS England, improved mental health and wellbeing is associated with a range of better outcomes for people of all ages and backgrounds.

These include:

  • Improved physical health and life expectancy
  • Better educational achievement
  • Increased skills
  • Reduced health risk behaviours such as smoking and alcohol misuse
  • Reduced risk of mental health problems and suicide
  • Improved employment rates and productivity
  • Reduced anti-social behaviour and criminality
  • Higher levels of social interaction and participation

Mental health in the workplace, by the Mental Health Foundation, outlines ten steps to follow to protect your mental health:

  1. Talk about your feelings
  2. Keep active
  3. Eat well
  4. Drink responsibly
  5. Keep in touch
  6. Ask for help
  7. Take a break
  8. Do something that you’re good at
  9. Accept who you are
  10. Care for others


Community First Responders

Learn how to perform effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (defib) so you can help give someone the very best chance of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest. Please click on the link below:

Learn to restart a heart

Walking Groups

Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?

Walking in Cumbria  has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Cumbria  (part of the Walking in England website – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris

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