Borders Buddies Resources

Borders Buddies Resources Posted September 9th 2021 by Christine Borders Buddies is a project by Outside the Box, funded by the Scottish Borders Tweeddale Community Fund. The broad aims of the project are to support people and groups to reconnect and start getting back to doing things they enjoyed doing before the pandemic. This little…

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Borders Buddies. A new project supporting people in the Scottish Borders to address barriers and enjoy their communities!

OTB South-East are very pleased to announce the official launch of our Borders Buddies project! Thanks to funding from Scottish Borders Council Community Fund for Tweeddale, we are able to deliver this important new project to support people to start to get back to normal activities.   We know that not everyone will feel comfortable…

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Nature is Everywhere: wellbeing ideas from Permission to Dream

Outdoors for wellbeing #9 – Nature is everywhere Finding nature wherever we are Throughout this series we have been focussing on the benefits of nature to our wellbeing. Whether it’s forest bathing or looking after houseplants, interacting with nature not only brings us joy but can make us calmer, more content and improve our mood.…

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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

Outdoors for wellbeing #3 – Forest Bathing What is forest bathing? I’ve got to be honest, when I first heard the term “Forest Bathing” I didn’t really know what it referred to, but I was expecting it to involve water in some way. Turned out I was quite wrong. “Forest Bathing” originates from Japan and…

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Outdoors for wellbeing - walking with a purpose

Outdoors for wellbeing #2 – Walking With Purpose Lockdown walking motivation Walking and spending time outdoors has been a lifeline for many of us during lockdown. Getting outside and getting some exercise has so many benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing, but are you starting to get bored with your usual routes? Struggling to…

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Outdoors for wellbeing - why it's good to get outside

Welcome to our first blog in the “Outdoors for Wellbeing” series. We have heard about and witnessed first hand how spending time outside can improve our wellbeing. So we thought it would be a good idea to pull together what we’ve learnt from our own experiences, the people we work with and other organisations.  …

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Families wellbeing videos. Stories: Owl Babies and the Odd Egg

Families Wellbeing Videos Families Supporting Families: wellbeing in the pandemic Earlier in the Covid19 pandemic, Families Supporting Families worked with local creators to find new online solutions for family wellbeing. With support from the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund, these projects were able to run engaging online sessions and create families wellbeing videos. These sessions were…

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5-Minute-Feelgood-tips

It can be hard to feel good just now. The pandemic, the uncertainty, the weather all impact negatively on our mental wellbeing. But all is not lost, there is plenty of things we can do to lift our mood throughout the day.   Here are our quick feel good tips, gathered from people in our…

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Show yourself some love

In the run up to Valentine’s Day it can be easy to feel sad if you’re single. As a friend once said: “St Valentine is the patron saint of making single people feel rubbish!” Whether you are single or not, taking the time to show yourself some love can be a great mood booster. One…

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