WoW Newsletter: August 2022

WoW Newsletter: August 2022

Welcome to the Wheel of Wellbeing (WoW) – a simple framework designed to improve people’s health, happiness and wellbeing by focusing on six areas – Body, Mind, Spirit, People, Place and Planet.  This monthly newsletter provides a roundup of the latest wellbeing tips, activities, research and resources to inspire better health and wellbeing. Tap into them — for yourself, your families, workplaces, schools and communities — and help create a happier world for us all.

This month we focus on how keeping our minds active and partaking in acts of altruism supports wellbeing for all.


“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”Nelson Mandela

Wow Days of the Month:

Why not use these inspiring international days to create a focal point for wellbeing activities in your school, workplace or community? 


  9th August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Image by Azzedine Rouichi from Unsplash

Unesco states that “Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity, and have created and speak the major share of the world’s almost 7000 languages”.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate these communities and their knowledge. This year’s theme is “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge”. Want to partake? The UN will be hosting a virtual commemoration on the 9th of August.


  10th August- World Calligraphy Day

Photo by Álvaro Serrano from Unsplash

Calligraphy is often described as a written form of art, with deep historical and cultural relevance. Founded by the Manuscript Pen Company, World Calligraphy Day celebrates the art of writing. This day provides a time for people to come together to discover, practice and learn about the art of calligraphy.

Why not give it a try using a free sample sheet to print out at home? All you need is a pen and paper!


   19th August – World Humanitarian Day

Photo by Ismael Paramo from Unsplash

This year’s theme for World Humanitarian Day is Real Life Heroes, with a focus on humanitarians who have been heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic.


  19th August- World Photography Day

Photo by Christian Wiediger from Unsplash

Photography allows us to freeze time, document and share precious moments in life. “Of course, having those memories is already very nice. Another advantage of photography is becoming a better self. Improve your vision and thinking by simply taking photos.” Frederic Paulussen

With World Photography Day coming up, why not take the time to go out and capture an image of the world around you. If you want to get involved with the campaign, you can even have your photography featured on the World Photography Website or share it on social media platforms using the caption #WorldPhotographyDay.


  Watch and Listen:

Watch this video created by the UN for an introduction to Indigenous people.

Listen to this podcast, led by an indigenous woman with the aim of uplifting Indigenous female voices, from a wide range of fields.


Great Articles and Websites:

The Postman’s Knock

Feeling inspired by the calligraphy sheet? Visit The Postman’s Knock, a blog dedicated to teaching the public on the art of calligraphy.


The benefits of photography

Need more convincing as to why you should take the time to snap that shot? The following blog explores some of the personal advantages of partaking in photography. Benefits include building memories, relieving stress and getting out for fresh air.


  Achievements in humanitarian affairs

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs puts together a yearly review of the achievements made by humanitarian efforts around the world.


Need help?

Image by skeeze from Pixabay 

Concerned about the health and safety of yourself, family or friends?

  • If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national 24-hour Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.  You can get the latest updates here: government advice on Coronavirus 
  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis: Lifeline Australia or phone 13 11 14 
  • visit Beyond Blue to access their Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Financial difficulties?

  • Click here for information on the government’s latest coronavirus financial support.


Please feel free to use all or parts of this newsletter for your websites, blog, social media, newsletter or other communications to inspire your group members  

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