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#SoulfulSunday and a week of kindness

by Sally Northeast, Georgia Turner and Darren Caveney aka #teamunplugged As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 we’re giving ourselves some time to reflect on what’s been said, what we’ve heard and what we’ve learned. As wellbeing is central to the ethos of Comms Unplugged, this is always an important […]

#SaturdaySmiles: laugh yourself happy

We like a bit of yoga at our main Comms Unplugged events and it’s been on offer at every one. Then in 2019 we decided to add a different take on it – laughter yoga! The wonderful Pat Wilkins, Carers Development Lead at Dorset HealthCare (in our Sally’s team), is also a laughter yoga leader […]

Bringing friends together in harmony 

by Daniel Cattanach “We’ve never been more connected, yet felt so far apart.” Those are the words that resonated with me the most as I wrote the  song “We Are Unplugged” during lockdown. Initially, I’d begun with the chorus that had been echoing around my head since late February – which seems like a lifetime […]

#takenotice, #give and send #somethinginthepost

By Sally Northeast Back in October 2018 we were still basking in the glow of a second Comms Unplugged event in Dorset. Around 60 #unpluggers, plus speakers and sponsors, had enjoyed a blissful 48 hours away from the tyrrany of tech in a wifi-free, signal-poor field. It struck me then that, while digital in all […]

Not baking banana bread

By Georgia Turner Comms Unplugged co-creator, Georgia Turner blogs for Mental Health Awareness Week I’m what most people would describe as a positive person. Glass half full. Bags of energy. Looks on the bright side. I’m resilient too. Strong as an ox (mentally). I always bounce back. Chuck another throwaway cliché phrase in there too, […]

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