Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together.
Week Four – Neighbourhood Knowhow – NHS Step 4: Giving to others
Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week four’s theme is Giving to others. 18-24 May is Mental Health Awareness Week and so we are exploring how giving to others can help with mental health.
An act of kindness can raise our self-esteem, help us to feel connected and give us that all round good feeling. The fantastic thing about this step is that you are not just looking after your own wellbeing, but you’ll be taking care of someone else’s at the same time. No matter how large or small the gesture, it always feels great to know that someone is thinking of you.
Whether it’s giving a gift to a family member, volunteering your time in your neighbourhood, or sharing a problem with a friend in your network, there are no end of creative ways to give to others and we want to hear all about your ideas.
To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling.
What we are really interested in is the approach of our community members. We want to hear your stories, hear see creative adventures and learn from your advice. For more information contact our producer Dawn Richmond-Gordon.
How to Submit
Submissions for Week Four – Neighbourhood Knowhow open on Friday 22 May
Final Submissions will be on 1 July so don’t worry if you don’t manage to submit footage about how you use creativity to stay connected to us within the first 7 days .
Please record your footage in landscape following the guide available here.
Upload the content by following this link.
All video footage and/or images must be your own and not under the copyright of another person or organisation.