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Ways to Overcome Fear of Change!

Coming out of lockdown and embracing the ‘new normal’ is bringing up real fears & anxieties. There is a fear of catching the virus, as many more people are venturing out again, using public transport, shopping etc. For those that suffer with social anxiety it’s the social aspect of coming out of lockdown. For people who are more introverted or are not naturally at ease around others, being at home has been a welcome relief. All of the normal everyday pressures of life and having to interact and mix with others have been avoided.  Understandably people are also nervous about having to work in a different way and there are some real fears about job security. Here Are Some Mindset Tips for Coping with Change; 1) You’ve survived change before! Remember that you’ve dealt with change before and you will do it again! Make a note of all of the times that changes have happened in your life up to now. Realise that you dealt with these changes and maybe even thrived afterwards. Maybe you …

Link Age Southwark launches Bloomin’ Lovely

Local charity Link Age Southwark has launched a brand new project with the aim of bringing colour and nature back to the lives of older people in Southwark, but they need your help to make it happen. Bloomin’ Lovely is a fundraiser with a vision of gifting plants to older people who have been unable to leave their homes for many weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the pandemic, the charity have been supporting over 60s who have been unable to do any kind of shopping, which includes buying plants and flowers to spruce up their homes and gardens. This project aims to raise funds to deliver bedding plants, a bunch of flowers or a houseplant to show our older friends that the local community hasn’t forgotten them. A willing band of volunteer gardeners will deliver the plants and can also offer practical help with planting and tidying garden spaces to ensure our older friends’ gardens aren’t left untended. The charity’s fundraising goal is £5,000 which is being raised through an online crowdfunder page …

July Magazines Out Today!

Our July magazines are being distributed today.  Each magazine (SE21, SE22 & SE23) is available to read as a flipzine.  Please do free free to share them with your friends and family. Local charity Link Age Southwark has launched a brand new project with the aim of bringing colour and nature back to the lives of older people in Southwark, but they need your help to make it happen.  You can read all about the Bloomin’ Lovely campaign in each magazine . Suzanne James is back with a wonderful recipe.  Janine Winlaw is back with her gardening tips.  Leanne Spencer talks about how the lockdown has changed her exercise routine.  Becca Teer is back with a very relevant article including Mindset Tips for Coping with Change. Local photographer Julia Hamilton took to the streets of East Dulwich to photograph our High Street Heroes last month; look out for part two. The Last Word features Vivien Piercy in SE21, Tarik from High Vibe in SE22 and Orlene Henry in SE23.  They make for an interesting read. This …

Charity Fundraising Video

Like most of us, local personal trainer Holly Russo has found the lockdown difficult, but she decided to do something quite different! I was inspired to create this charity fundraising video after watching another lockdown fight game created by some of the most successful Hollywood actresses. I decided to choose Mind charity as I have seen how mental health affects people first hand, including losing my uncle to suicide. This has been a very tough time with lockdown and people will need as much care and support as possible in moving forward with their lives. I am a local girl born and raised in Forest Hill and am also an actress and trainee stuntwoman. If you would like to help Holly, please watch her video and you can donate to her JustGiving page here. Follow Holly on Instagram.

Central Southwark Community Hub Covid-19 Foodie Raffle

Central Southwark Community Hub (CSCH) provides food to people in need within our community. The number of residents they support weekly has grown from 30 to 200+ due to Covid-19. CSCH is running a raffle to fundraise for the foodbank. Money raised will mean more people can be supplied with food packages, as well as help, to address the underlying cause of their situation. All of the raffle prizes have been generously donated from Southwark foodie businesses. There are some truly worthwhile things on offer! Tickets can be purchased using this link. They are just £2 so please dig deep for the chance to win some delicious prizes in exchange for giving the gift of food. Follow CSCH on Instagram, ​Twitter or Facebook