Week of Self-Kindness with Mind

Week of Self-Kindness with Mind

Mind in Salford have put together a Week of Self-Kindness as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, this week. Today’s activity is all about how we can connect to the people we care about to start a conversation about mental health, even when we may not be able to see them face-to-face. Talking about mental health can sometimes seem daunting; how do we bring it up? What if they don’t want to talk about it? What if we say the wrong thing? The more we have conversations about mental health, the more normal and comfortable these chats become, and they...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

iIt's Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for 2020 is KINDNESS 💚   This week, we will be turning our Instagram green to raise awareness and to spread kindness. We want to promote speaking out about mental health and talking about how you feel. We will be posting positive content each day to keep you smiling and to remind you that you aren't alone.   We have put together a 7 Day Mental Health Challenge that you can take part in below!     Day 1: Cleanse - Cook some healthy meals - Drink some lemon with hot water...

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5 Skincare Tips in Lockdown

5 Skincare Tips in Lockdown

We asked skincare expert, Leah from Your Cosmetic Nurse, to give us the low-down on how to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh during lockdown using her fave skincare products from Obagi! Why me? - Trust the Expert ‘Your Cosmetic Nurse has been providing FREE virtual consultations during lockdown to help you with any skincare advice. As an OBAGI ambassador - medical grade products are now available to you and sent to your door safely. Why Obagi? Obagi transforms the skin from the inside first; suitable for everyone whether you have a skin concern or you want to maintain...

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3 Healthy Lunch Recipes with Amy

3 Healthy Lunch Recipes with Amy

Are you at home wondering what to cook during lockdown? Amy from @amshealth shares with you 3 Healthy Recipes below that you can make for your lunch! Super simple and healthy so you can't go wrong! Tag us in your meals on Instagram and use #InWithISAW 💕   First one is jerk chicken with brown rice and broccoli: Marinade your chicken an hour before you bake it in the oven with your favourite sauce - I’ve used jerk sauce, add salt & pepper and cook at 200 degrees for 30 mins. I’ve just used microwave brown rice & quinoa and...

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Caremongering - Your Weekly Dose of Positive News

Caremongering - Your Weekly Dose of Positive News

We know the news isn’t always full of positives, so we wanted to keep you updated on the positive news that's going on in the world! So instead of spreading fear, we want to shout out amazing stories of love & compassion. We’ll be sending you weekly updates of good news during this time! Together, let’s leave the scaremongering and spread the caremongering instead. Unlikely lockdown pen pals. A 5yr old girl sent her 93yr old neighbour a drawing of a rainbow and a letter to check ‘he was ok’ during lockdown. The pair have since become penpals, keeping one...

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Trending: Tie Dye

Trending: Tie Dye

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you'll know that tie dye is a huge trend at the moment and we're obsessed! What better excuse than to get creative during lockdown and tie-dye your own pieces! Rebecca Louise has put together a little tutorial for you to follow while in lockdown. 1. Soak the clothing you wish to tie dye in lukewarm water for 1-3 minutes. 2. Leave to dry until slightly damp or pop in the washing machine on 'Rinse and Spin' to get rid of any excess water. 3. Prepare work area and use a water proof...

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Caremongering - Your Weekly Dose of Positive News

Caremongering - Your Weekly Dose of Positive News

We know the news isn’t always full of positives, so we wanted to keep you updated on the positive news that's going on in the world! So instead of spreading fear, we want to shout out amazing stories of love & compassion. We’ll be sending you weekly updates of good news during this time! Together, let’s leave the scaremongering and spread the caremongering instead.   Rio lights up. The iconic Rio De Janiero statue was lit up in support of medical workers, to say thank you and pay tribute to countries affected by the pandemic. 90yr Old climbs the equivalent...

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Things To Do With Your Friends While In Lockdown

Things To Do With Your Friends While In Lockdown

For many of us in the Uk we have just completed our first week of social distancing, which means we can’t see anyone outside of the people we live with. Unfortunately that means that many of us won't see our friends, colleagues, girlfriends and boyfriends until this is over, which can be hard for many people who are used to regular social interactions such as going out on your weekends and filling your free time with endless plans. While this may feel like a very uncertain and daunting time we have to remember how lucky we are to have the...

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Amelia Smith's 5 Top Tips For Home Workouts

Amelia Smith's 5 Top Tips For Home Workouts

Hi everyone! Okay so I’m Amelia and I’m a trainer at Barry’s in Manchester. Fitness being a complete obsession of mine, it only seemed fitting that I should pursue it as a career and this is exactly what I did about a year and a half ago. Ever since then I have been at Barry’s and if you have ever done a Barry’s you would understand why, the community is an amazing thing to be a part of! Going from doing 4/5 Barry’s a week, which is strength and cardio interval training, to not having any facilities available has been...

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How To Tackle Boredom When You're Staying In

How To Tackle Boredom When You're Staying In

Staying in 90% of the time seems like it’s going to be a reality now. Although this might sound boring and rubbish, it’s an opportunity! An opportunity to get your life in order, sort your space out and refresh yourself for the future physically and mentally. If you’re sitting on the sofa thinking you’ve got absolutely nothing to do, you’ve finished your work and you’re feeling like you’ve accomplished little to nothing at all - think again! Here’s a list of some great things you can do to fill up your free time to make you feel more positive as...

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Hobbies You Can Finally Get Into

Hobbies You Can Finally Get Into

No matter if you are working from home, self isolating, revising, or doing nothing at all everyone needs hobbies to keep them happy. When you are stuck indoors you might start to feel restless and unproductive, so taking up a new hobby that you haven’t thought of before can really help, as hobbies have been proven to improve productivity and improve your mental health. Learn a language This may sound a little bit dramatic, but we don’t mean you should become fluent in french in the next few weeks! However, there’s never been a better time to start to enhance...

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3 Ways to Nail That Work-Life Balance

3 Ways to Nail That Work-Life Balance

We get it. You're trying to climb the career ladder, keep up with your studies, hit the gym and eat right, all whilst maintaining a social life and 8 hours of sleep minimum. Sounds impossible, but it can be done! 1. Plan Plan Plan! We're always being told to plan ahead but what does this really mean? We've broken it down into two easy steps. First of all, make a list of everything you need to do, with the most important tasks in red. Then, open up your diary and give your tasks a timeslot in the day. Whether it's...

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