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Long Read: Brain injury and me

One of the most powerful organs in our body: the brain. It controls our movement, thoughts, feelings and makes us who we are. Acquiring a brain injury can turn lives upside down, for the person directly affected and their carers. However, there is life after brain injury.


Watch as the UK comes together to #ClapForOurCarers

Last night, thousands of us around the country came together to clap for those on the frontline of the Coronavirus outbreak: the medical staff treating people in the NHS, the carers, support workers and all key workers at this time.


Getting your theatre fix at home on World Theatre Day

Following the closure of theatres and cinemas across the UK due to the Coronavirus outbreak, production companies around the country are coming up with innovative new ways to ensure drama-enthusiasts don’t miss out.



The best at-home seated workouts

The NHS recommends each adult gets at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, but if you’re self isolating, it can be harder to get those steps or access the exercise that usually makes up your daily routine.




The importance of purple

March 26 is Purple Day, a chance to dress head to toe in purple and spread awareness about epilepsy. Emma Storr chatted to founder Cassidy Megan about why the day is so important .


Raising awareness for epilepsy this Purple Day

Tomorrow (26 March) is Purple Day, which raises awareness about epilepsy. A condition which is often misunderstood, Purple Day aims to set straight any misconceptions and bring together people who are living with the condition.



The best podcasts to listen to in isolation

If you’ve been social distancing or self-isolating, you might be looking for new things to do to keep yourself entertained and stay positive during this challenging time.


Lets talk about sex (education)

Netflix Original Sex Education is re-writing the rules of sex ed, while making diversity a priority. Season two newcomer George Robinson talks disability representation and why the show’s themes resonate with him.


Tackling loneliness

At times like these, it can become quite easy for feelings of loneliness to creep in, particularly if you’re social distancing or self-isolating.


World Down Syndrome Day: Celebrating diversity

Every year, World Down Syndrome Day takes place to raise awareness about Down’s syndrome, and promote opportunities for people living with the condition. This year’s theme is We Decide – how will you be celebrating?