Help make a difference – Give a laptop

Last summer local BBC radio stations helped members of the public donate thousands of old laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use across England. For those pupils, who were sharing phones at home while learning in lockdown, it made a huge difference.   With schools now closed again we’re once more asking you to help […]

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Mouth Cancer Awareness

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month. This year, along with Denplan, Oral Health Foundation are marking 20 years of raising awareness of mouth cancer.   Their campaign #BlueWednesday takes place on November 18th and aims to spread awareness around mouth cancer and get people involved, by explaining how you can do a self-check in just […]

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Lockdown habits

5 lockdown habits to keep

Lockdown has been tough for us all and as the restrictions are lifted and life begins to return to ‘normal’, we may notice the new habits that we’re not ready to leave behind just quite yet. During the past few months, its become clear to many of us what really matters and what we may […]

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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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