#hwlifts – give yourself the gift of power

The benefits of confidence and assertiveness are huge – and you can give yourself a boost in seconds by signing up for the NHS Citizens’ Panel. By taking 10 seconds to sign up for the NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel, you’ll ensure you have a voice in the decision-making process for the future of healthcare in […]

Free wellbeing courses with NHS Lincolnshire Recovery College

A huge array of free online mental health and wellbeing courses are available at the NHS Lincolnshire Recovery College. Enrolment is open now for the winter term, which starts November 3. The vast array of courses span from Challenging Unhelpful Thoughts to Dreaming of a Better Sleep, through to Digital Wellbeing and Let’s Talk About […]

NHS Better Health hub for wellbeing

The NHS has launched its Better Health website as a hub for improving wellbeing. Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking or get active, the Better Health site offers practical guides and assistance apps to get you on your way to a fitter, happier life. Taking the first step to any goal is monumental […]

#hwlifts – make October a month of movement

A fitness and wellbeing app has thrown down the challenge of 26 minutes of activity for 26 days in October – will you accept? Buddying up might be the answer, thinks the free app, mayathon, which has launched the hashtag, #OctoberBuddyBoost alongside Active Lincolnshire. Download the app on your phone to start the challenge on […]

Just dance! Three new free programmes to get Lincolnshire moving

Three new free dance programmes, including Seated Dance and Creative Dance for Adults with Disabilities, have been launched by artsNK. This month, artsNK will host a Boys Dance Day at The Venue in Navenby. Taking place on Sunday, September 13, the session will be led by hip-hop dance specialist Gareth Woodward and performer B-Boy Ai […]

#hwlifts – step out, feel good, do good

This simple tip will make you feel good in the short term and could even lead you to do good in the long term. Whatever your exercise experience, fitness or mobility, the benefits of taking a break and heading outside are plentiful. It can boost your mood, lift your energy, burn calories and strength your […]

Work from home, well #hwlifts

Whether you’ve recently found yourself working from home or you’re a freelancer who’s done it for years – this week’s #hwlifts is sure to have something that will improve your worklife. Created by local magician and mind reader Dean Odell, this short video looks at every aspect of the home office experience and provides six […]

Introducing #hwlifts – quick feel-better boosts. First up, five-minute desk yoga

There’s nothing quite like a quick boost to improve our day, so we’ve started #hwlifts – a series of swift and effective ways to feel better fast. First up is a gentle five-minute seated yoga routine – no desk required. Whether you do every stretch or just one or two, the benefits of taking a […]

Lincolnshire residents urged to ‘Talk Before You Walk’ with NHS111

More health advice is being given over the phone in order to allow medical assistance to still be given but in a safe, social distanced way. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust  has launched the Talk before you Walk slogan to help remind those in need that advice is available quickly, easily and conveniently. Services […]

Free priority support available during power cut or loss of water

Lincolnshire’s power and water suppliers have joined forces to create a register of residents who’d benefit from free priority service during an emergency. If you, a neighbour or family member are elderly, have a disability, have a temporary medical condition, rely on medical equipment such as oxygen at home, or even just have a child […]

COVID-19 research app needs more Boston contributors

An app that tracks COVID-19 symptoms and allows researchers to spot trends in the data needs more users in Boston. The COVID-19 Symptom Study app has been developed by health science company ZOE and regularly publishes findings from the data provided by its three-million contributors. It also updates daily estimated national and regional infection figures. […]

Loneliness Awareness Week – 26 ways to connect during COVID-19


Loneliness Awareness Week (June 15-19) this year feels more important than ever. Organisers Marmalade Trust’s vision is to “create a society where anyone can talk freely and openly about loneliness – after all, it’s a normal human emotion”. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of face-to-face events the trust is hosting a virtual campaign called […]