wellbeing

Research to reveal the evolutionary reasons why we get by with a little help from our friends

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/21/2020 - 3:41pm

The quest to discover why friendship plays such a pivotal role in social and mental well-being has been given a significant boost, it has been announced.

Professor Lauren Brent, an expert in animal behaviour from the University of Exeter has been awarded substantial funding to help uncover the evolutionary origins of friendship and social bonds.

Prof Brent has received a €2 million grant to conduct ground-breaking new research to investigate not only social bonds are so important to the health and longevity of so many species, but also why evolution allows social...

Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:02am

Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that shows that spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being.

The review, held in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter and funded by Defra and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), reveals that visits to marine and coastal areas with designated or protected status and those with higher levels of biodiversity are associated with higher levels of calmness,...

Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:01am

Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that shows that spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being.

The review, held in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter and funded by Defra and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), reveals that visits to marine and coastal areas with designated or protected status and those with higher levels of biodiversity are associated with higher levels of calmness,...

Spending time in the garden linked to better health and wellbeing

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 3:32pm

Spending time in the garden is linked to similar benefits for health and wellbeing as living in wealthy areas, according to a new large-scale study.

Research conducted by the University of Exeter and the Royal Horticultural Society charity, published in Elsevier’s Landscape and Urban Planning , analysed data from nearly 8,000 people collected by Natural England between 2009 and 2016. The research, conducted with funding from Innovate UK and NIHR, found that people who spend time in the garden are significantly more likely to report general good health, higher psychological...

App-based micro-course for COVID-19 frontline workers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:57am

Frontline healthcare workers can take a new app-based micro-course on resilience and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Developed by Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) and the University of Exeter, Strength to Endure is a one-hour course that gives insights on navigating the unprecedented situation healthcare workers now face on a daily basis.

The course costs $10 (US) and, as a way to give back to frontline workers and their communities, profits will be donated to charities in the UK and the US.

For more information and to register, visit www.exeter.ac...

The Sunday Times Schools Guide winners

The Maynard School in Exeter scoops another major award

Authored by rachaelboard
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 8:14am

The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020

Southwest Independent Secondary School of the Year:

A third major achievement for The Maynard this year

The Maynard School, Exeter is delighted to have been awarded the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020 Southwest Independent Secondary School of the Year. This prestigious award, being officially published in the 27th edition of Parent Power on Sunday 24 November, is triggered by our incredible A-level and GCSE results in the summer, but is also judged on the wider ethos and values within the whole school community.

“In a...

Getting back to me: a one-day farm retreat for 10 -16 year olds

Event Date: 
20/08/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Farrantshayes Farm, Talaton, Devon, EX15 2NQ

Do you know a 10-16 year old who could do with a break from being so caught up in what other people think, social media, those feelings of worry and anxiety in their life?

This one-day farm retreat is a chance to get away from phones, get back to nature, explore our own headspace and have some fun! Eight places are available and this lovely farm retreat experience is offered at £55 per person, with an Early Bird discount of 20% (£44) for the day. Exeter city centre is only 30 minutes away and a great place for adults to have retail therapy between drop off and pick up!

We...

YMCA launch community wellbeing hub on Newcourt estate

Authored by Bethan Spencer
Posted: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:28pm

YMCA Exeter have partnered with Exeter Community Initiatives, Newcourt Community Association and Trinity Church to offer a new wellbeing hub at the heart of the Newcourt estate in Exeter.

The local youth charity provides services in Supported Accommodation, Employment & Training and Health & Wellbeing. YMCA own four houses on the Newcourt estate where their residents can move on into independent living following a period of homelessness.

YMCA, with Exeter Community Initiatives, Newcourt Community Association and Trinity Church, have launched the ‘Newcourt Hub’ to...

Revitalising Thai Yoga Massage Comes to Exeter CoLab Workspace

Authored by Crystal Carter
Posted: Wed, 01/31/2018 - 9:27pm

Employees at Exeter CoLab can look forward to a relaxing day at the office when Thai Yoga Massage Exeter brings ancient Thai therapy to the workplace during a Taster Day on Monday 12 February . At the event, CoLab workers will have the chance to experience a free 30-minute massage to energize their working day.

During each introductory half hour session, clients will sample the fully clothed, oil-free bodywork that gently relaxes, stretches and opens the body. This holistic treatment combines teachings of yoga and mindfulness to rejuvenate as it heals. Through a sequence of...

Sidmouth Wellbeing Community Fete

Event Date: 
21/10/2017 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook Road, Woolbrook, Sidmouth

East Devon District Council’s Community Development team would like to invite you to the Sidmouth Wellbeing Community Fete, which is being held at St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook Road, Woolbrook, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 9XH on Saturday 21 October 2017, from 1pm to 4pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, which will focus on wellbeing, healthy eating and positive lifestyles.

The indoor section of the fete will consist of stalls from various organisations and agencies who are there to offer support, information and guidance on different aspects of health and...

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