Hi everyone, I’m Tracey, long time Toolbox worker in Lichfield district.  I’ve worked on several projects for SSNMH and this is the best! I’m still here ☺

Every Toolbox is different as everyone is an individual but the main thing I notice that each one has in common is the fact that shared problems can seem like less of a problem.  Try a Toolbox out yourself…it’s free, confidential and I have never had a Toolbox appointment where the person hasn’t gone away learning something new or realising their own strengths and areas of support.

I see massive value in volunteering after being one myself and working with volunteers now.  There are a range of opportunities open to you that can help to improve so many aspects of your life.  Have a look at https://do-it.org/ and try something new if you have the time.

Wellness is made up of so many factors that can’t be written down in 1 article but I often see people who have other pressures going on that add to their problems.  If you have any issues with housing, employment, benefits or debt then try https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ .  It’s also a charity with a helpline, local offices and a website and it can be so empowering to be given information and help and to know what your options are.

I wish you all a peaceful festive period with some fun too.