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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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Representation of Birmingham People

One hundred years ago on 6th February 1918, the Representation of the People Act was voted for, extending the vote to working class men and, for the first time, some women. Throughout this year the Wellbeing Team will be working with People’s Heritage Co-operative to raise awareness of Birmingham’s significant role leading to this Act […]

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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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Keeping Remembrance Alive

War memorials are something you’ll find all over our city and in surprising places, and where better to start finding out about our World War One heritage than paying a visit?  That’s what Paganel Primary School did this Friday, to perhaps the most significant World War One memorial in Birmingham – Lodge Hill Cemetery, where […]

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Measuring the impact of 20mph

Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Balsall Heath were among the first areas in Birmingham to get extensive 20mph zones in 2015.  At a cost of £400,000, the 20mph scheme was anticipated to pay for itself within a year. Two years on, what impact has it made? Local residents of Colville Road worked with Balsall Heath Forum, Nelson […]

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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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Wild Brum – Feeling Green?

Alice T from Active Streets writes: With Birmingham being one of the greenest cities in the U.K, we want to expand this legacy and carry it through from our larger spaces to our local residential streets. With the public at the forefront of this new project, not only are spaces being transformed, but communities are […]

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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 […]