'We maintain the garden with mature borders, a vegetable patch, lawn and pond' One of Leek’s hidden garden gems is to reopen this week. John Hall Garden is a walled garden, based in Fowlchurch Road, Leek, Staffordshire. It is run by Rethink Mental Illness, using gardening as a way to improve and maintain mental health and wellbeing.
Scotland's leading crime expert Professor David Wilson looks at three “top tips” to promote happiness. My week has again been dominated by giving interviews about the new Channel 4 TV series In the Footsteps of Killers, and about my book A Plot to Kill. The book describes the murder in 2015 of the author and English lecturer Peter Farquhar in the most extraordinary of circumstances in the village of Maids Moreton, on the edge of Buckingham.
A Derbyshire mental health charity is benefiting from the help of a group of student volunteers – thanks to a project between Derbyshire Voluntary Action and the University of Derby. Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support has attracted 18 students from the university to work on the charity’s Tech Buddy scheme, which pairs volunteers with individuals who are not confident or too anxious to use technology.
A £1 million investment has been described as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform community mental health services in Sheffield.Primary and community mental health services in Sheffield will have £1million invested in them over the next three years, it has been announced.The national charity, Rethink Mental Illness, has selected Sheffield to be one of four national sites in England to develop new models of delivering mental health care with voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs).
Rethink ordered on two metre social distancing for Scotland’s theatres, concert halls and comedy clubs
Controversial new guidelines which which force Scotland’s arenas, concert halls and comedy clubs to impose two metre social distancing on audiences are to be reviewed in the wake of warnings they will force venues to remain closed.The Scottish Government is to rethink the proposed curbs, which are due to take effect from the middle of next month, after being warned that the new rules would lead to permanent closure of venues and widespread job losses.