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7 Easy DIY Home Projects for Those with Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Planning DIY projects can be a great way for people with additional needs to stay positive, learn new skills, and beat the dreaded winter blues. Here are 7 easy DIY projects to keep busy and raise your spirits during the winter months.

With all the stresses of the festive season, remember to look after yourself.

Christmas Wellbeing Tips

12 Christmas Health & Wellbeing Tips from the Guideposts team to help with the stresses of the festive season

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Top 4 Mindful Ways to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing for a Productive Lifestyle

Placing too much focus on being productive can often have the exact opposite result. Mindful productivity is about getting more work done by being in the present moment and taking control of your mental and physical stress.

Use of Music for Mood Regulation: How Can You Choose to Become Self Aware With Conscious Listening Choices

Can you use music to consciously alter your mood, and even help with feelings of stress, anxiety or depression? Consciously choosing music for your mood can also improve self-awareness.

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.