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We all have our favourite time of the year. A time that we enjoy being outdoors even more. For some it is Summer, others Winter, some Spring, but for many, myself included, it has to be Autumn! And where better to walk this Autumn than the beautiful Lake District! The shorter days allow for the energetic outdoor lover to experience both stunning sunrises and spectacular sunsets in equal measure on the same walk. The wildlife that call this place home are awakened by the warming sun as it radiates throughout the valley, the morning dew glistening and illuminating the fells....

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It’s all too easy to get bogged down with the day to day aspects of life and all the duties, distractions and responsibilities it entails… we all live in a very busy world and we all face our own stressors within our working lives and personal lives. Now we mustn’t downplay the role of stress, it’s an integral part of our survival mechanism and serves a purpose in spurring action in a crisis or life threatening situation. Stress is, however, a double edged sword, and too much stress can have a negative impact on our wellbeing. Maintaining our mental wellbeing...

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As some people may be aware, from October through o December 2020, NavTrek was supporting Lancashire Mind through our Wellbeing walks and decided what better way to end the quarter (and the year) than with a trek to Lapland! Our special Christmas wellbeing walk took place on the 6th of December 2020. This time, instead of a Lake District hike we took part in the Lancashire Minds Mental Elf fundraiser with a 27km trek over the Lancashire fells! In total our team contributed over 600km towards Lancashire Mind’s virtual 3226km from Lancashire to Lapland. The total raised by Team NavTrek...

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Some of you may have heard about our recent launch of Wellbeing walks. For those of you who haven’t yet heard about our walks, the idea is to promote good mental wellbeing through 'the five ways to wellbeing'. 5 ways to Wellbeing Be active - We achieve this throughout the event as we walk up hills and through the open countryside over several hours. We advise everyone that a moderate level of fitness and ability will be required for attending these walks. Connect - The wellbeing walks allow people to connect with likeminded people who share an interest in the...

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I talk about the stress bucket analogy a lot in my work life and my personal life, I find it such a great way to explain to people the very basics of maintaining wellbeing. Maintaining wellbeing is actually pretty simple when we break it down, the stress bucket analogy is the perfect tool to demonstrate how we manage stress. The stress bucket is a stress vulnerability model that was initially developed for identifying and treating relapse of mental illness however this model can be used by anyone and offers an opportunity to consider how life impacts on us in ways...

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