"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions".
- Dalai Lama
2020 was an incredibly difficult year in so many ways. As we find ourselves entering 2021 still faced with lots of uncertainty and challenge in all aspects of our lives, it might be hard for us to stay happy and positive.
This is why I wanted to share ‘Action for Happiness’ with you – a movement of people who are committed to building a happier and more caring society. Action for Happiness offers a number of really useful, free-to-access, resources which are rooted in science, and are designed to help people create a bit more happiness in the world around them – both for themselves and others.
Action for Happiness describes how we can achieve a little more happiness and positivity by taking small actions at home, at work, or in our community. They might not seem like much, but they can help to create a gradual shift in how we behave and feel.
So why not take on the Friendly February challenge, and commit to connecting with others and spreading kindness?
Or catch-up on the latest online event, in which Ruby Wax shared how we can find possibility and positivity in 2021…
You can find out more about Action for Happiness, join the movement, download monthly action calendars, access events, and so much more at: www.actionforhappiness.org
This might not be something that’s completely life-changing for you (and that’s ok!), but I really hope it does help in current circumstances, even if it’s just a little…
The North East and Cumbria Integrated Care System has been given funding by the local Health Education England team to provide online training for healthcare staff during Covid-19, both to support their service delivery and also support their wellbeing.
This will consist of a series of experiential learning webinars covering a range of topics that are informed by the evidence about managing and healing from adversity. They will cover aspects of relational support, leadership, service design, specific interventions and tools, safety (both physical and social), unintended consequences and issues of empowerment and social cohesion (see Kennedy, 2019 model).
They are free to access and are being delivered on Zoom. Links to each session, along with more details about each, can be found here.
Recordings of the sessions will also be available on the Recovery College Online webpage after they have taken place. If you need any more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org