KeepingWellNEL will be closing on 30 June 2023! The KWNEL website will still provide wellbeing information, signposting to other services and access to self-help resources, but with immediate effect, the service will no longer accept new clients, or provide support.

Mental health awareness week: Recognising anxiety

Mental health awareness week: Recognising anxiety  Most of you will have heard of the fight or flight response, where the body reacts to a ‘dangerous situation’ by getting ready to fight, or escape. Over the ages, humans no longer have predators to deal with, we no...

Why I prefer New Year Goals

Resolutions are general intentions to do better and studies have shown as few as 1 in 10 of us stick to the resolutions we select. Goals are a commitment which enable you to track your progress and celebrate success. Setting goals can make you feel more in control of...

Men’s Mental Health – Removing Stigmas

This month is Movember, a month dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. Movember is synonymous with the growing of a moustache, whether you do or don’t sport a moustache we...

International Pronouns Day

To celebrate international pronouns day Jo, our communications and engagement lead, shares her story family’s story and why she thinks pronouns are important “Hello, I am Jo, and I am SHE/HER. My daughter is 23 and SHE is beautiful. SHE has a first-class honours...

National Coming Out Day

11th October is National Coming Out Day. KWNEL Wellbeing Advisor, Lavinia shares with us her story below. “I grew up in Romania in a very religious household, with very traditional religious values and beliefs. Every Sunday we went to church, where I had to sit...

Black History Month

This Black History Month, KeepingWellNEL Wellbeing Advisor, Ilhan, shares with us her story, including her heritage and culture and why wellbeing is so important to overcoming health inequalities in our communities. “I have been living in the UK since 2013 and it was...
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