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Big Conversations from Small Talk in the Workplace

January 4th, 2017 by Suzanne Sweeney

MIND, SANE, Business in the Community (BiTC) The Wellcome Trust and other leading employers are all taking steps to overcome the stigma of discussing mental health issues in the workplace. In a recent survey by BiTC 62% of respondents said they had experienced mental ill-health caused by work with nearly a quarter experiencing symptoms in… Read More

Big Conversations from Small Talk at Key Times

January 4th, 2017 by Suzanne Sweeney

You may have found yourself reflecting at key times in your life about where life is taking you, what you are up to and what you have achieved. These big questions can happen when perhaps facing a decade birthday, 30th, 40th, 50th. They may also be at key transition points too. I remember my son… Read More

Big Conversations from Small Talk with Young People

January 4th, 2017 by Suzanne Sweeney

Many aspects of today’s society can be bad news for the mental health of children and young people in the UK with three children in every classroom having a diagnosable mental health disorder. Worryingly still, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14 (Young Minds) We all recognize that… Read More

Big Conversations from Small Talk

January 4th, 2017 by Suzanne Sweeney

When was the last time you had a Big Conversation about what really matters to you or someone important to you? Who did you have this conversation with – a family member, friend, colleague or stranger? Where did it take place – at a formal work review or informally over a coffee?  How did it… Read More

MOTIVE Project

September 12th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

Windmills involvement in the EU MOTIVE Project was highlighted in our spring newsletter and you have recently received a copy of the second MOTIVE Newsletter in June. To read the latest newsletter from MOTIVE please click here motive newsletter 3 To find out more about the MOTIVE Project please click on the website link below:… Read More

MOTIVE Project

June 28th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

Windmills involvement in the EU MOTIVE Project was highlighted in our spring newsletter To read the latest newsletter from MOTIVE please click here MOTIVE 2nd newsletter To find out more about the MOTIVE Project please click on the website link below: http://www.expandinghorizons.co.uk/en/current-eu-projects/112-motivate-innovate-validate-evaluate.html   The Windmills Team  

REMEMBER ME STARTS WITH SELF

January 7th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

In this first newsletter of the New Year we invite you to join us in Liverpool on the 11th February for a day devoted to you. A chance to, using the portfolio of Windmills, reacquaint yourself with what matters and what is important to you – just in case you’d forgotten? A significant proportion of… Read More

DEVELOPING A CREDO FOR 2016

January 7th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

Another way to “Remember Me” in the year ahead is to explore your own personal pathway using a CREDO (Community Resilience Employability Development Opportunity.) This framework enables you to discover what motivates you within your own community, learn new skills and competencies through informal and non-formal learning and help you answer some of the questions… Read More

SHAPING OUR FUTURE

January 7th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

This was the title for our annual event in November which focused on how we can best support young people by applying the lessons learned and reflections made within the Windmills paper “Shaping Our Future.” Over fifty engaged and like-minded individuals attended the event, taking part in a range of activities to explore the quality… Read More

REMEMBER ME

January 7th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

Imagine we are given a deposit of 86,400 credits into our personal bank account every day. However we choose to spend them, the balance is cleared to zero at the end of the day and then a new deposit of exactly the same 86,400 credits is made for the next day. How we spend each… Read More