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The impact of social media on young people

Today Victoria Goodyear and her team at the University of Birmingham are publishing a comprehensive report looking at young people, social media, health and wellbeing.  The report develops from workshops in 2017 that the Wellbeing Team, along with a range of social media, health and wellbeing experts from across the world in which we examined new evidence from […]

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Festive Season: ✓

Well Christmas has been and gone and I think we’ve said happy new year to just about everyone, anyone missed, Happy New Year! ActiveStreets had a busy one heading into the festive season, with filming for a documentary and several road closures on the books. Blenheim Road went full steam ahead with their festivities, despite […]

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Making an exhibition of your Culture

As part of ‘Connecting Stories‘, People’s Heritage Cooperative are leading 3 hour workshops on ‘How to Curate an Exhibition’ at Ladywood Community & Health Centre, Springfield Project and Library of Birmingham.  Tom Jordan writes:

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Wild Brum’s Green Carpet Roll Out

With our first event done, we are coming away with a feeling of excitement. Pots were planted, shrubs were established and neighbours aquainted. The spaces taking part earlier in the day dodged the rain and got started on their green projects. Swan Corner, in Billesley, is now displaying a willow swan, created by our own […]

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Being a wellbeing practitioner

I’ve never thought of myself as a ‘wellbeing practitioner’, but after attending the ‘Building Wellbeing Together’ weekend, NOW (Network of Wellbeing) has persuaded me to think differently. It’s been 6 months since I started working at the Wellbeing Team, Birmingham City Council.  My head’s been down focusing on what we saw as the priorities for […]

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Four Ways to a Greener Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the UKs greenest cities and boasts more public open space than any other European city – but how well connected is it, and how easy to access? The Greener Birmingham Coalition asked people to use social media to share the best bits of their journey into the city centre – and […]

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Delivering more to more Streets

The single most important thing about Active Streets is getting neighbours out onto their own streets,  talking and playing and yet the most common question Active Streets gets asked is what do you do then? Thanks to the enthusiasm of Project Brum Activators we continue to grow in numbers of Active Streets. Even more exciting than […]

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Festival on Melton Road!

Melton Road was one of the most exciting and action packed events that I have been to, with so many different things going on throughout the whole street. There was a huge turnout of people of all ages and backgrounds and quite a few people migrating in from neighbouring streets to see what all the […]

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Active, social, fun!

As a student I have been given the opportunity to participate in an awesome and exciting programme called ‘Project Brum’ which is a programme for students in Birmingham, who provide integral support for the Wellbeing Service. Confused and perplexed, was the expression on my face on the first day of induction. However, as I had […]

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Knowing our Wellbeing Team

Active Parks have started a summer project called Project Brum, Myself and 10 others have been selected to deliver activities to the public in parks all over Birmingham. These first couple of weeks have been great and provided us with the knowledge of what to do over the next 10 weeks and how to deliver […]