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Wellness Compass Week Three – Use Your Loaf

Wellness Compass is mass-participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together.

Week Three – Use Your Loaf – NHS Step 3: Learn a new skill

Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week three’s theme is Learning a New Skill, a step that has been proven to help your mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence, helping you to build a sense of purpose, and connecting with others.

With so much culture and creativity all round us it can be difficult to find the things that we enjoy the most and makes us feel good. This week is all about pushing ourselves to try something different, you never know, you might just find something out about yourself that you didn’t know before, and if you’re lucky you might find your new favourite activity. Everyone’s approach to learning is different and it can reward us in so many ways. The brilliant things about learning something creative is that the process is just as important as the end result, so you don’t have to worry about getting it right the first time. In fact, in our world, there is no getting it right or wrong. It really is the taking part that counts.

Why not get those creative juices flowing by having a go at something new, and letting us know all about it so we can learn from you.

To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling.


What we are really interested in is the approach of our community members. We want to hear your stories, hear see creative adventures and learn from your advice. For more information contact our producer Dawn Richmond-Gordon.

How to Submit

Submissions for Week Three – Use Your Load open on Friday 15 May

Final Submissions will be on 1 July so don’t worry if you don’t manage to submit footage about how you use creativity to stay connected to us within the first 7 days .

Please record your footage in landscape following the guide available here.

Upload the content by following this link filling out your name and email address where prompted.

If under 13 years of age you must obtain a parent/guardian’s permission to take part in Wellness Compass and ensure they have read our Privacy Policy. At the start of end of the video this ask them to state to camera their full name, their relationship to you, your date of birth and that they consent to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre processing your submission in line with our Privacy Policy.

Please note by submitting video footage and/or images to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (University of Lincoln) you consent to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre using the video and/or images resulting from the photography or filming, and any reproductions or adaptations thereof, to document its activities for promotional purposes and for journalistic, academic, artistic and literary functions. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in creative projects, printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information on how we process Personal Data.

All video footage and/or images must be your own and not under the copyright of another person or organisation.

  • Published:
    Fri 15th May 2020
  • Posted by:
    Holly Cox