Free creative workshops for charity workers

Free creative workshops for charity workers

“Improving the wellbeing of charity workers through creativity” The workshops will take place online Charity workers across Yorkshire/England will be given the opportunity to take part in creative workshops online throughout July and August. The workshops (funded by...

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A letter for you

A letter for you

“Look on the bright side, there will be one” Pearl, Pen Pal Fall into Place have been running the Pens to Pals scheme for the past six months. This project is about connecting older people with children as penpals, as part of the Time to Shine programme. This project...

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Seacroft Stories Review

Seacroft Stories Review

Jaimes Lewis Moran, local Seacroft resident and writer, shares his review of our Seacroft Stories performance.     ”Performed and written by a collective of young people and Fall into place theatre, this performance of Seacroft Stories talks about...

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No drama, please!

No drama, please!

Emma, carer, shares her experience of the recent drama workshops at Carers Leeds. “I have just participated in six weeks of drama workshops with a group of carers at Carers Leeds. The workshops were facilitated by Sarah and Naomi of Fall into Place. Carers had signed...

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6 tips to grow your self confidence

6 tips to grow your self confidence

What are you proud of? What is one of your best skills? What makes you feel nervous or unsure? What area could you grow in? I think about these questions regularly. I find self reflecting helps me to focus on my good qualities and also look at my weaknesses in a...

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Am I a Smart Phone Addict?

Am I a Smart Phone Addict?

I used to think I had a healthy relationship with my phone. I avoid checking my messages during dinner with friends. I’m quite happy to go on a walk without my phone attached to me. I’m totally in control of my screen time, or so I thought… Apple have recently...

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Dab Hand

Dab Hand

Do you struggle to know what to do with your hands while public speaking? You are not alone.  Often we feel like our hands don’t belong to us and we shouldn’t move them at all. This is not a good idea. Research by Vanessa Van Edwards has revealed that speeches are...

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Creativity for Wellbeing

Creativity for Wellbeing

This is a guest blog by Alison Wainwright of Dipitus Writing Services [https://dipitus.co.uk]. There has been a lot of awareness in recent years about the benefits of exercise for your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health. However, more recently, studies...

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5 Steps to a Kinder Workplace

5 Steps to a Kinder Workplace

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”  – Mother Teresa Being kind is proven to be good for our health and for those around us. So how can we cultivate more kindness in our day to day work? We’ve outlined 5 short and simple...

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5 Reasons to Embrace your Mistakes

5 Reasons to Embrace your Mistakes

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams No-one wants to make a mistake. It’s embarrassing, scary, and something to hide. But is this the right attitude towards mistakes? I’ve recently read a fascinating...

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Drama and the Next Industrial Revolution

Drama and the Next Industrial Revolution

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” A pretty clever man once said this…his name was Einstein. Every child is born with the ability...

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8 Mindful Skills Everyone Should Know

8 Mindful Skills Everyone Should Know

6 years ago I was a wreck. I was working as a carer. I was working 60 hours a week doing split shifts starting at 6am and finishing at 11pm. I was a sleep deprived, darty-eyed zombie. Now, I look back and wonder – how did I let myself get so run down? There are some...

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Public Speaking…It’s not all that scary!

Public Speaking…It’s not all that scary!

Check out these gold trousers…what a look! 1998. Alwoodley Primary. Year 3. Talent contest. My legs tremble. I go onstage. The whole school is watching. The lights burn my eyes.The music starts. I hear Britney Spears sing out. My cue to start dancing. It’s goes well....

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