Digital buddies: digital how-to guides

Digital Buddies tablet how-to guides Digital access and peer learning Since the Digital Buddies project began, it’s been a steep learning curve! It’s led to lots of learning for us at Outside the Box, and for older people connecting to the internet for the first time with new tablets. We realised the peer-support and shared…

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Outdoors for wellbeing - bringing the outside in

Outdoors for wellbeing #9 – Bringing the outside in The magic of indoor gardening So far in our series of blogs we have talked about experiencing the outdoors. But if you can’t or don’t want to go outside you can still benefit from the goodness that green living things bring. We would like to introduce…

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Outdoors for wellbeing - wild swimming, a guest blog

Outdoors for wellbeing #6 – For Love of Water Today we have a real treat for you, a guest blog from our lovely friend at Forth Environment Link – Jules 😊 For Love of Water An ode to wild swimming By Jules Ryan Water is, by its very nature, cleansing, purifying and healing. It possesses…

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Outdoors for wellbeing - your favourite walk

Outdoors for wellbeing #5 – My favourite local walk We might not be able to go very far with the Covid restrictions in place, but most of us have a place we can walk in our local area. I chatted with April, Louisa, Catrin and Violeta from our Permission to Dream project, about their favourite…

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Outdoors for wellbeing - walking with kindness

Outdoors For Wellbeing #4 – Walking With Kindness Walking is great for your own physical and mental wellbeing, but how could you use kindness to spread the benefits to others on your walks? Here are some examples of things you could try:   Acknowledge others you see while out walking. It could be a smile,…

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Permission to Dream - peer-support plans

Permission to Dream “Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.” Quote by Barbara Mikulski Peer support in strange times The Permission to Dream project has never been more relevant than this year. Its aim is enabling and encouraging people to support each other to improve their mental health and wellbeing.…

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