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The Importance of Respite – supporting Carers during Covid-19

Whether caring for someone with a mental health condition, a learning disability, dementia, or other needs, the demands can be different but the need for a break remains the same.

How to Holiday from Home: 5 Top Tips for your Staycation

It’s holiday season, but with the restrictions on travelling abroad and the consequent difficulty in finding availability in the UK, many people will be spending their summer holiday at home this year. Here are our top tips to make your holiday at home as refreshing as possible.

What is it like to live with a disability?

It's hard for a person who is well and not disabled to imagine the difficulties that a disabled and/or ill person faces on a daily basis. Try this experiment to give you some idea of the challenges faced every day.

Real-life Tips to help with a Diagnosis of Dementia

June gave a talk to Guideposts Dementia Carers Group in April about what to do on diagnosis of dementia, where she highlighted these tips from her own experience.

Mental Illness – the by-product of evolutionary changes?

In our final guest blog for Mental Health Awareness Week Carole explains how being prone to mental illness may genetic in a similar way to some physical illnesses.

Schizophrenia – Let’s Stop the Stigma

In our second guest blog for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Carole, a member of our community mental health hub in Watford, gives an honest account of living with schizophrenia, her experience of what it has brought her, as well as the social stigma.

Making a Difference to my Mental Health

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 we are delighted to feature articles by a member of our community mental health hub in Watford, Carole.

Witney Music Festival Reconnecting!

Witney Music Festival is going LIVE on Windrush Radio, MixCloud, Twitch and YouTube this year! Join us for a day of great local music on Saturday 12th June.

Pink Patsy

Over the last year a member of our Art & Start group has started writing and illustrating children’s story books. Margaret, aged 81, has just published her 4th story about “Pink Patsy”.

Men and Mental Health

Paul continues his blog series on mental health with a discussion on the male experience.