All the latest wellbeing activities are shown below.
Latest Wellbeing Initiatives
Nutrition and Hydration
Your food choices each day affect your health. Try to make the effort to eat well, eat regularly, and to enjoy what you eat.
Why not try some of these simple changes to your diet:
- Make half your plate fruit and vegetables.
- Switch to whole grains.
- Try fat-free or low-fat milk.
- Choose a variety of lean proteins.
- Swap sugary drinks for water.
Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day. If you’re feeling thirsty you’re already dehydrated so don’t wait until you need a drink, sip small amounts throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated. The body is affected even when you lose a small amount of fluid.
Time to Talk
Thursday 6 February is time to talk day so lets get involved to help end mental health discrimination. Choosing to talk about mental health breaks down barriers and can save lives.
We want to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health – whether that’s texting a friend or chatting to a colleague.
Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days, not to mention all the benefits to both your mental and physical health. Download the DryJanuary app Try Dry
- Periods and Menopause
Let’s Talk. Period
There was a time when the monthly Period was called ‘The Curse’. Through the years, it’s been called many things, none of them positive. Why be negative about something that’s going to most women every month for about 40 years? Did you know that it wasn’t always like this? There was a time when the monthly Period was an important and valued ‘time of the month’.
Long before the Period was considered an unclean, dirty, embarrassing and taboo subject, women from many cultures in our history took this time to step away from their usual jobs and responsibilities to nurture and care for themselves. Everyone benefited including their partners and community.
The women of today live very different lives and face different stresses and responsibilities. Due to contraceptives and perhaps illness our cycles may be different too. But fundamentally our needs haven’t changed.
Pause for Menopause
Women are re-defining who we are in today’s society. As women’s matters come out of the cupboard and our voices are heard, let’s also use this time to be open about the Menopause – the gift that keeps on giving.
There are many events and workshops all over the city. Check the web for other workshops and talks on the physiological changes and medical interventions around the Menopause visit www.menopausecafe.net for a space your partner and you can talk about THE Menopause. Festivals and Awareness campaigns are held all over the country.
But where do you go to talk about YOUR menopause, YOUR experience, YOUR angst, YOUR frustrations, YOUR fears.
Some of you may feel joy or indifference, come share that too.
We hope to provide a caring, nurturing, intimate monthly space just for women to talk to each other or just listen, depending to your needs:
All women are welcome not matter where you are on your life journey