WELCOME TO WELLSPACE

Although things are looking much brighter these days, it doesn’t mean everyone’s worries, stresses and anxieties have vanished over night.
 

We're still here for you so alongside our usual content, we've compiled some of our favourite and most useful new resources to help with sleep, mood, relaxation and mental health below. Take a look around.

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Welcome to WellSpace. And if it’s been a while since you visited, it’s great to have you back.

 

The idea behind WellSpace was always to create some calm in the storm of everyday life and offer practical health and mental wellbeing support to all of you. If you’ve not been here before, you’ll find lots of ideas, tips, articles, recipes, videos and more, all carefully curated to help you and your family get through whatever challenges you might be facing.

 

WellSpace proved really popular during the early weeks of lockdown, and since then we’ve added lots more interesting content to help you take care of you. Feel free to dip in and out as you please, share with friends and colleagues and let us know if there’s something you’d like to see. I hope you find WellSpace as useful as I have.

Brendan McAtamney

CEO, UDG Healthcare

All about sleep

Don’t let your worries keep you awake, with practical tips on sleeping better.

All about sleep

Recording

Improving Sleep Quality
 

Take 10 minutes out of your day to understand how to improve your sleep quality with practical tips from a nutrition and fitness coach.

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All about sleep

TED Talks

A walk through the stages of sleep

Sleep scientist Matt Walker breaks down the difference between REM (Rapid-Eye Movement) and non-REM sleep.

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All about sleep

Article

COVID-19: How to sleep well
 

Kelly Hainsworth offers a number of tips to help you get a better sleep during the COVID-19 outbreak.


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All about sleep

TED Talks

The benefits of a good night's sleep

Shai Marcu shows how sleep restructures your brain in a way that's crucial for how our memory works.


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All about sleep

TED Talks

How sleep affects your emotions

Sleep scientist Matt Walker explains how our nightly slumber affects the emotional centres in our brains.


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All about sleep

Playlist

The soundtrack to a better night's sleep

Mattress Online studied 1,098 songs from 8 official Spotify ‘Sleep Playlists’ to create the ultimate soundtrack to a better night’s sleep.

Click here to find out more >

 

Music mixes to manage your mood

Playlists to help you unwind, get motivated or get dancing. 

Apple Music

Apple Music calming playlist

These are the songs that remind you that life can be relaxing even in the middle of the daily bustle.

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Spotify

Spotify Playlist - Adult Friendly Playlist for Kids

Next time you're having a challenging day with the kids, crank the tunes up with this playlist of kid-friendly songs (that won't drive adults crazy).

Click here to listen >

YouTube

YouTube happy music playlist

Take a listen and have a dance to this YouTube playlist.

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Spotify

Spotify happy hits playlist

25 feel-good songs to get you in a good mood.

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Escape and relax

Advice, books, podcasts and more to calm your body and mind. 

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

YouTube 

Scenescape - 40 naturescapes

Beautiful, visually engaging, and gently transports viewers to over forty different breathtaking locations with nature sounds.

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Netflix

Netflix suggestions
 

Looking for what’s new on Netflix? You can find the full list of new releases, plus daily roundups of what’s new on Netflix.

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Website

Duolingo - Learn a new language

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.


 

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Website

MasterClass online classes
 

MasterClass offers online classes created for students of all skill levels. Our instructors are the best in the world.
 

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

YouTube 

5-minute meditation you can do anywhere

In just 5 minutes you can reset your day in a positive way.


 

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

National Trust

Top Spring gardening tips
 

The arrival of blossom is one of many things we love about spring, so National Trust's gardeners are sharing their tips.

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Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Website

Seven easy DIY projects
 

You could use the weeks at home to transform your living space with some simple DIY jobs.

 

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Books

Amazon Bestsellers
 

Amazon's list of most popular books, updated hourly. 


 

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Podcast

Great escapist podcasts
 

Looking for a distraction? Try these escapist podcasts.



 

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

App

Insight Timer - Meditation app

#1 app for sleep, anxiety and stress.

Click here to find out more >

Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Website

15 brilliant craft kits for adults
 

Looking for an activity to keep you entertained? These brilliant craft kits may be just what you’re looking for.


 

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Escape and relax

Escape and relax

Article

6 small positives we can take from lockdown

As we mark a year of life in lockdown, therapist Geraldine Meadows shares the little wins we can hold on to as we emerge into spring.
 

Click here to find out more >

Mental health matters

Be kind to your mind with resources to boost your mental wellbeing. 

Mental health matters

Article

31 tips to boost mental health
 

Simple top tips to help maintain and improve your emotional wellbeing and mental health.


Click here to find out more > 

Mental health matters

Podcasts

20 best motivational podcasts to listen to right now
 

If you’re lacking in the motivation department (as many of us are!) and need a serious boost of inspiration, why not try listening to a podcast?

Click here to find out more >

Mental health matters

Website

The Happy Newspaper
 

A newspaper to celebrate all that's good in the world.

 

Click here to find out more >

Mental health matters

Article

When to take a mental health day

When you feel like your stress levels have reached their peak, it might be time to take a quick break to reset.
 

Click here to find out more > 

Mental health matters

Website

Positive news website

 

Positive News is the first media organisation in the world that is dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what’s going right.

Click here to find out more >

Mental health matters

Website

Happy News
 

Real news. Compelling Stories. Always positive.

 

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Mental health matters

Article

Taking good care of yourself

Now that you've made the decision to begin your journey to recovery, here are some tools to aid you in the process.

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Mental health matters

Book recommendation

Think Like a Monk: How to harness the power of positivity

Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power.

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Mental health matters

Website

Headspace
 

There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. 

Click here to find out more >