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Adapting to an online world

Turn the clock back to the beginning of March 2020, we were all sitting in the Healthbox CIC office with new projects coming through and working through our schedules as normal. Within the space of a few weeks, the Covid-19 virus turned everyone’s lives upside down and forced us to enter a livelihood we couldn’t […]

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6 Tips for Parents: Looking After Yourself During Isolation

As we continue to isolate from the outside world, it’s important that we feel able to cope as a family and find ways to help and support one another. As parents, we often place taking care of ourselves at the bottom of the list of priorities. But looking after ourselves and taking some time to […]

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FFL Classroom – home learning hub launched!

The FFL Classroom is a new remote learning hub, which comprises a range of free cross-curricular (interdisaplinary) resources and activities for primary and secondary school pupils studying at home.     The FFL Classroom hosts a wide range of resources, covering seven learning approaches:  everyday learning;  finding out and exploring;  being active;  worksheets;  interactive activities and quizzes;  being creative (through writing, arts and crafts);  cooking.  The FFL Classroom also provides tips and best practice advice for parents and carers.   […]

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How to wash your hands

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.  You should wash your hands for the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice (around 20 seconds): 1. Wet your hands with water. 2. Apply enough soap to cover your […]

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How to Protect Your Mental Health During ‘Social Distancing’

As we head into what could be several weeks of limited access to our normal routine and in-person interaction with other people, many of us will be feeling a high degree of anxiety and anticipated loneliness. To help relieve some of this apprehension, here are some ways to prepare and manage your day-to-day activities, in […]

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Summer at Healthbox CIC!

This summer, as part of The Wellbeing High Street big lottery funded project we have been involved in running the ‘Summer of Fun’ in partnership with Edsential and local community groups.  This was partly funded by The Department of Education, with Cheshire West being one of the lucky areas to be awarded summer scheme money.  […]

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Lydia’s week with Healthbox CIC!

I am a student at Christleton High School, currently finishing my first year of GCSE’s in year 10. I have not yet had any major experience in a working environment. However, Healthbox has been an amazing place to start and has grown my knowledge in an everyday working space.  Nutrition and helping individuals with mental […]

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Healthbox CIC Pioneering Mental Health Training for Businesses

We are developing counselling services to tackle mental health problems that cost UK business over £35 million every year. We are a not for profit, social enterprise that exists with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of local people.  We have developed a training programme that helps businesses to support their staff’s mental […]

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Susannah’s Placement Experience at Healthbox CIC!

I applied for the Healthbox internship offered through careers and employability at the University of Chester. Having only previously worked in retail before starting my Dietetics Degree in 2016, I saw the opportunity to gain some valuable work experience within the public health sector. My time at Healthbox has been spent working closely with their […]

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