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May 19, 2020

We love Jo Biglin's Big Issue article about her time spent on a North West Allotment that supports refugees and asylum seekers - Jo asks such an important question:

Why don’t we just… have more open community growing spaces?

This is such an important question, and from a...

May 12, 2020

We LOVE this : https://www.grassrootsgardendesign.co.uk/post/busy-doing-nothing

even the concept of being given permission to be busy-doing-nothing is so lovely to hear!

And lots of interesting links to jump off too - I need to sit down with a cuppa and delve into the Th...

May 5, 2020

Following the beautiful practice outlined here...
 

https://emergencemagazine.org/story/practice-befriending-tree/

I am getting to know an old acquaintance much better... I spent the afternoon on Sunday looking, drawing and then printing the Acer tree in my back garden,...

May 5, 2020

We love the idea of a different type of NHS  - a NATURAL health service - Isabel Hardman who is a journalist has published a book called The Natural Health Service: What the Great Outdoors can Do for your Mind.

After experiencing PTSD she found herself in a very dark pl...

April 14, 2020

Before lock-down we were half way through our Ardwick Art Walks funded by GM Walking Grants and part of the activity to get the city walking and active.

We had to postpone our last walk with Emily  Hayes - but this will be the first walk we organise in the future when w...

April 13, 2020

I love how things come 'together' for these blog posts

yesterday in my email inbox I had this joyful image from Lucy C

as well as this article from the guardian  by Tobias Jones that someone had sent to me:

After coronavirus, the penny has dropped that wellbeing isn't ind...

April 9, 2020

Many thanks to people who are sending in links and resources to share.


Here are a few things that might be helpful in the coming weeks:

STAYING WELL
 

Mental Health - Getting Help

Every Mind Matters - NHS guidance for Mental Health

A list of tips for Staying Well When Soci...

April 8, 2020

This whole website and blog was set up to explore the connection between environmental 'noise' and our mental health. We have spent years now discovering how our surroundings change the way we feel, and we have been particularly interested in how city sounds of traffic...

April 8, 2020

We know that not everyone has a garden. (And for those who don't, public parks are the public gardens. Surely there is an argument to say that during these trying times it is those people in flats and without gardens who should be given priority to these public spaces?...

April 7, 2020

Thanks to Clare for sending these stunning images from Chorlton Meadows early this morning, she was also blessed with a rare sighting of a kingfisher on this walk:

 And many thanks to Bernie for sending us some images of her walks this week:

 And also go to our Listen pa...

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