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.
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.
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
20th June – Refugee Day
21st June – Day of Yoga
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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!
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
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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.
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