WoW Newsletter: June 2023

WoW Newsletter: June 2023

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 the importance of reducing plastic consumption to support our environment and oceans, eating healthily, and making time for activities such as yoga and music participation. 

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?

 5th June – World Environment Day

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Coming up in June is the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day as celebrated by the UN. This year’s theme is: Solutions to Plastic Pollution. The aim of this day is to remind people of the importance of fighting plastic pollution. There are many practical ways you can support this movement on a daily basis, including: Shopping sustainably (choose food with less plastic packaging and use a reusable bag) and invest in plastic-free reusable products such as reusable coffee-mugs, water bottles and bamboo toothbrushes.

 8th June – World Ocean Day

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Did you know the ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen? This year’s theme for World Ocean Day is: Planet Ocean, Tides are Changing. This day has been created to encourage individuals and their communities to take part in ways to take action and educate themselves in ways which support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. If you live near the seaside, why not join a beach clean-up or start your own! And don’t forget rivers are important too, you can support the ecosystem and the ocean in this way. “As we work to end the pandemic and build back better, we have a once in a  generation opportunity – and responsibility – to correct our relationship with the natural world, including the world’s seas and oceans.” Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.

 12th-16th June – Healthy Eating Week

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Celebrate Healthy Eating Week alongside the British Nutrition Foundation with this year’s theme being: Healthy Eating Week – For Everyone! This theme has been selected in response to the continued cost-of-living crisis which has an impact on the affordability of healthy diets for many. The focus this year is providing free evidence-based resources to support people to make healthier decisions for their diet and health. “Eating healthily contributes to our overall health and wellbeing, and it plays an integral part in children’s growth and development.” Claire Theobald, British Nutrition Foundation Education Services Manager. 

21st June – Make Music Day

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Make Music Day originated in France and is now celebrated across 125 countries with the aim of encouraging individuals and groups to showcase their musical talent in their communities and encourage non-musicians to play or listen to music. The day involves 3 rules: Events and activities must be free to attend, events must take place on Make Music Day and they must involve music.

 21st June – International Yoga Day

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International Yoga Day celebrates the importance of physical, spiritual and mental practice of yoga, an activity which originated over 5,000 years ago in India. This year’s theme is: Humanity. The UN endorses yoga as an activity which can provide psychological benefits such as decreased anxiety and stress, increased feelings of emotional and social well-being. And if this is not enough motivation, is can be free to take part!

  Watch and Listen:

 Watch these videos which demonstrate how you can get involved in reducing plastic to support our environment.

 Why not follow a free guided videos to participate yoga activities, there are over 25 styles to choose from so you can fit one which best suits you or your community. 

Great Articles & Websites:

  Help Reduce Plastic Consumption

Read through these resources to find more ways you can practically support the beat plastic pollution movement.

  Care for our ocean

Want to encourage young people to care about their ocean? This website provides resources to celebrate world ocean day in schools, with their own theme being: Ocean is Family.

 Guide your own and others healthier eating habits

Sign up for a free resource pack to guide and encourage young people, those in education and workplace settings to eat healthier. 

The British Nutrition Foundation also shared some free starter recipes on their website which are accessible without signing up.

 Find Music Day Events Near you

Make Music Day events can be found across multiple cities in many countries, these include in the UKAustraliaFrance and many more.

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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