WoW Newsletter: June 2022

WoW Newsletter: June 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.

How many times a day do you check your phone? 10? 20? 30 times a day? You may, or may not, be surprised to know that on average people check their phones between 49 and 80 times a day.   As mobile devices become more and more central to our lives there is growing evidence that excessive media use is not good for us physically, mentally, or emotionally.  The good news is that taking a media break is a powerful way to improve our well-being. So, the theme for this month’s newsletter is ‘disconnect to reconnect’.  Let’s make a conscious effort to spend a little more time ‘unplugged’ from the virtual world and physically connect with people, places and the planet.

WoW Days of the month

Why not use these WoW days of the month to create a focal point for wellbeing activities in your school, workplace or community and inspire people to connect with people, places and the planet?

  2nd – 5th June  The Big Lunch 

The big lunch is UK’s annual celebration of neighbours and communities where people come together with their communities and share a meal. It encourages more connected, friendlier, safer neighbourhoods where people start to share more – from conversations and ideas to skills and resources.    
Several countries around the world have similar days dedicated to celebrating the importance of connecting with neighbours.  Research conducted by Relationships Australia in collaboration with the Australian National University found that involvement in Neighbour Day leads to a tangible and sustained reduction in loneliness.

Want to organise a Big Lunch for your street or community?  Find resources here.

  3rd June – World Bicycle Day
       6- 13th June – UK Bike Week

This year Bike Week is all about you and your local community.  So why not swap your screen for a bike on 3rd June and get outside and enjoy your local area on two wheels?

   5th June – World Environment Day

In the universe are billions of galaxies, in our galaxy are billions of planets, but there is only one earth lets take care of it.

Connect with your planet for World Environment Day. With over 150 countries participating, this UN international day engages governments, businesses, civil society, schools, celebrities, cities and communities, raising awareness and celebrating environmental action. This year’s campaign, #OnlyOneEarth, highlights the need to reset the balance with nature through transformative changes in how we eat, live, work and move around.
Individuals can be important drivers of change through their support for businesses and governments. The actions of these larger entities can have a transformational impact, potentially locking in sustainable consumption and production behaviours for the decades to come.  Join people around the world and build your earth action commitment.  Let’s go from harming the planet to healing it.

Download a practical guide to living sustainable in harmony with nature here.

   8th June – World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day unites and rallies the world to protect and restore our blue planet.   The theme this year is 30×30: to protect at least 30% of our lands, waters and ocean by 2030.  You can find some great ideas and resources here.

   20th June – Refugee Day

Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.

   21st June – Day of Yoga

Photo by Amauri Mejía on Unsplash

Yoga is an ancient discipline performed by people to connect their minds and body. Yoga has many benefits, it can improve strength and flexibility, help with relaxation, managing stress and improved sleep.  International Yoga Day aims to encourage people to dedicate some time to the art of yoga.   So why not find a local class or taster session near you, sign up and find your downward dog!

  Watch and Listen – Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?


Scrolling through our social media feeds feels like a harmless part of our daily lives. But is it as harmless as it seems? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and unchecked obsession with social media has unintended long-term consequences on our mental health.  Bailey explains more in her TedTalk

WoW Activity: Disconnect to Reconnect

    Disconnect to Reconnect
What did you do first thing this morning after waking up?  If your answer is I looked at my phone or checked a social media app then this activity is for you!

Photo by Victoria Heath on Unsplash

The routine of checking our texts, emails, and social media accounts can easily become a self-reinforcing pattern. The aim of Disconnect to Reconnect is to cut down our use of digital media and screens and spend more time noticing and connecting with the people and environment around us.

Great Articles & Websites


   Five Reasons To Take a Break From Screens
A great article from The Greater Good Magazine explaining some of the benefits of unplugging from technology
   Screen free tips
A useful website with tips, ideas and activities for becoming screen free for a day.
  Laughing Yoga: What Is It and Does It Work?
Laughing yoga has grown from one small group in Mumbai, India to over 5,000 clubs worldwide. Though advocates claim it relieves stress and reduces your risk of chronic disease, you may wonder whether it really works. This Healthline article tells you all you need to know about laughing yoga.

   How Mindfulness Can Help the Shift to a More Sustainable Society
A fascinating article from encouraging us to “be here now” for the sake of the planet.

   Oceans and Climate Change 
Oceans play a critical role in regulating the climate, but how healthy are our oceans today and what kind of impact is climate change having?

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.


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