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Colouring-in good for mental health, study finds
Colouring-in good for mental health, study finds
A New Zealand University psychology department study showed daily colouring-in could improve some negative psychological conditions in adults. A study group were given either a colouring-in booklet or a book of puzzles and asked to colour or work on the puzzles for 10 minutes a day. After a week, those who had been colouring-in reported lower levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Top tips to help keep calm on National Stress Awareness Day
Top tips to help keep calm on National Stress Awareness Day
Today is National Stress Awareness Day, a day dedicated to recognising the impact that stress has on our lives and more importantly how we can reduce it.
Exercising in a group is better for mental and physical health, study suggests
Exercising in a group is better for mental and physical health, study suggests
Exercising with a group makes people feel physically and mentally better than working out alone, a new study suggests. Researchers found working out in a group lowers stress by 26 percent and significantly improved quality of life.
Transforming Care through Digital Solutions survey
Transforming Care through Digital Solutions survey
Do you want more control and choice on how NHS North West London caters to your health needs with the use of Digital Services? NHS North West London is focused on planning and designing health and care services around the very needs of you as an NWL resident, to ensure that you are able to get the right care, at the right time
Westminster had the highest number of quitters in any local authority
Westminster had the highest number of quitters in any local authority
The latest annual report from NHS Stop Smoking Services in England reports that Westminster has the highest number of people quitting smoking and the highest number of smoking quit attempts in any local authority of (11,248) per 100,000 smokers. And... it's not too late to join them
Launch of K&C Carers' Hub
Launch of K&C Carers' Hub
Come to the Kensington & Chelsea Carers Forum where Carers Network will be launching their new K&C Carers' Hub
Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds
Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds
In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were exercising one to two hours a week.
Good night's sleep makes us happier than a pay rise
Good night's sleep makes us happier than a pay rise
Getting a good night's sleep has a greater impact on our happiness than getting a significant pay rise. The study also found that sexual satisfaction, health of relatives and feeling connected to the local community all impact our overall wellbeing.
Open Age wins prestigious learning award
Open Age wins prestigious learning award
Open Age has been chosen as the winner of the Festival of Learning Project award in the London and South East region. The award is for exceptional achievement in adult learning.