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10 ways to bring more happiness into your life

We spend lots of time searching outside ourselves for things that make us happy. People in our society are encouraged to think that happiness lies in success, money and good looks, but studies show that

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A new angle on Happiness: Livability launch a new wellbeing and community building resource

Giving happiness a new angle and helping churches tackle anxiety and social isolation was the order of the day at a community event this week. Hosted by Livability and attended by church and community

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Building strong connections is the key to overcoming isolation in communities

Strong community connections and the good relationships that sustain them have been proven to make us healthier, happier people. There is no doubt that, whatever our worldview, personality or preferences,

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Celebrating our people – A Project Worker dedicated to improving health outcomes for disabled people through horticultural therapy

Much has been written recently about the healing power of nature. Nowhere is this more in evidence than at Livability Holton Lee, where the Flourish project offers a range of land based activities to disabled

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Do you know what you need to be happy? The Happiness Course could help you find out

What makes us happy? It’s a question that has been debated by philosophers and scientists for centuries but are we any closer to knowing the answer? Our competitive culture encourages many of us to pursue

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Finding a moment of calm on National Stress Awareness Day

The 7 November marks National Stress Awareness day. Regardless of whether you are a city dweller or live in a remote part of the UK, we all face daily and an often, growing to do list. Work, health, finances

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Flower power – How ‘greening’ their road is bringing a Bournemouth community together

Social isolation and loneliness are big challenges that Livability is determined to tackle – and sometimes it’s the small things that get people out of the house, working together and building their

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Friendship Really Matters: Getting to rock bottom and back again

Being part of a close-knit community is important to everyone, but crucial to those struggling with mental illness or addiction. Holton’s Lee’s Flourish programme is a wellbeing project that helps

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Friendship Really Matters: Growing confidence and friendships together at Livability Holton Lee

Everybody can give something – and that’s how friendships thrive – at Livability’s wellbeing discovery centre. Walking around the gardens at Livability Holton Lee, everyone seems to be getting

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Friendship Really Matters: How garden therapy can nurture friendships and help lives to blossom

Making real connections with others can be challenging, whether you live in an isolated village or at the heart of a city. Add a disability to the mix and finding friends can get considerably tougher,

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