Taking social isolation seriously

Recent research supports the idea that feeling socially isolated can impact on our physical as well as mental health (1). One of the reasons I love running groups is that a facilitated space can help people connect with others quite deeply in a way that feels safe. Quite simply, connecting with others feels good and…

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40 clicks around the sun

So this week I turn 40. Naughty forty. The big four-oh. Forty is the new thirty, forty is the new black, 40 is the new… 40. And all that. I thought it might be timely to take stock of some reflections on life, what I’ve learnt and what seems most important to me. (You know,…

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Just what the doctor ordered

Many people recognise that art making has therapeutic benefit, emotionally, socially and even physically. So, imagine you are in the office of your GP, and rather than prescribing medication you are prescribed 8 weeks of art lessons. Sound like a wonderful but way-out idea from some utopian future we might all dream of? Not so! Seniors…

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