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'The Network is for professionals interested in all domains of public health wishing to develop an understanding of health and wellbeing from a behavioural, social and psychological perspective.'

'Creates, supports, educates and informs an inclusive community of healthcare professionals and all parts of society about the principles and practice of compassionate, holistic medicine and health care ... With our events and online forums, we bring together a community of like-minded people to share thoughts, ideas and introduce new possibilities. Our national database of members includes medical practitioners, allied health professionals, academics, carers, civil servants and decision-makers, charities and community groups, complementary practitioners and the public.'

'The BPSA is the UK organisation associated with the study of the nature and values of human movement, including the ethics and the unique values of games, play, and sport.' Speakers in the BPSA Work-In-Progress Seminar Series 'include leading figures in the philosophy of sport community addressing fundamental and applied philosophical issues in sport'.

'Café Psychologique is a space to talk about life over a drink from a psychological perspective. It builds on the philosophy of Café Scientifique to take ideas out of universities, laboratories and clinics to make them accessible to people in everyday life. Like Café Scientifique there are trained professionals to provide a resource to the café, but no lectures or seminars. Instead, ideas are dropped into the group to stimulate thought and discussion.'

'We are a world-class, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of music therapy and its ability to affect positive change on health and human wellbeing.'

'Emerson College was founded by Francis Edmunds in 1962 as an education centre for young adults. He felt that people were seeking a more holistic way of expressing themselves, creatively, intellectually and spiritually, free from doctrine or convention ... Our courses share a common premise; to support our students in making meaning of their learning and their lives. Our aim is to enable people to find, deepen and fulfil their purpose in life. They combine Anthroposophic teaching with contemporary understanding in a way that is timely and relevant for the challenges we face in the world today.'

'Explore Lifelong Learning provides a stimulating, entertaining and varied programme of expert led learning created to challenge your mind and deliver unique experiences. As well as expanding their minds, our members also expand their social circles through attending our dependable and reliable programme of events.'

'The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives.'

'A therapeutic centre for wellbeing and inner growth ... The Hamblin Centre offers a range of opportunities and activities that help people to relax, regenerate and reconnect with all that is uplifting in life. We do this by providing a varied and inspiring programme of events: including meditations, talks and workshops, regular groups ...'

'Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course ... Providing events, talks, and films addressing the pressing issues of our time inspire people to make a difference, as well as providing a venue for forward-thinking organisations.'

'London Vegans is a London's longest established social group, open to vegans and those with an interest in veganism.' The Website offers 'a list of events which may be of interest to vegans and others interested in veganism in London and its environs'.

'Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all.  We work to prevent mental health problems. Helping people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.  We will drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a particular focus on those at greatest risk.'

'Founded in 1996, the club challenges the commercialisation and isolation of modern life. We meet monthly on Saturday evening. Free entry: voluntary donations welcome.'

'The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to teaching you how to lead a more fulfilled life. We offer insights in the key ingredients of emotional well-being: how to form good relationships, identify a satisfying career, minimise anxiety, acquire confidence and connect properly with friends.'

'Do any of us really know who we are? Or why? For thousands of years, philosophy has been searching for answers and seeking the truth in everything. Through Practical Philosophy we seek understanding not through theory, but from our own direct experience. Living life to the full ... The course is practical in the sense that it is designed to be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.'

'The Science in Health Public Lecture Series are free events that attract a diverse audience including the public, secondary school pupils and professionals. The series aims to open up areas of concern in health care and present new research on health issues to the public.'

'The SMN is working with full awareness and appreciation of scientific method, but exploring and expanding, in a spirit of open and critical enquiry, frontier issues at the interfaces between science, health, consciousness, wellbeing, love and spirituality, to explore how to rediscover a meaningful spirituality to help rebalance our lives. The Network is part of a worldwide contemporary movement for education, personal development, and compatible “spiritual emergence”, networking: scientists, doctors, psychologists, educators, engineers, philosophers, complementary practitioners and other professionals, for mutual and societal benefit.'

Wellbeing of Women was established in 1964 and has been raising funds ever since then to invest in medical research and the development of specialist doctors and nurses working in the field of reproductive and gynaecological health.'

'The Wolfson Research Institute conducts research on human health and well-being. The Institute brings together researchers from across almost all of Durham University's academic departments, along with their national and international networks. We seek to improve health and the quality of people's lives by informing policy and practice

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