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5 Brilliant Benefits of Volunteering for Mental Health

Becoming a volunteer can benefit your local community as much as it can benefit your own mental health. Many studies have found that volunteering can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health in many different ways. We’ve found a few of the brilliant benefits volunteering can provide your mental health.

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7 Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home

Saving the amount of energy that you spend can be easy, with a few, small changes to your habits at home

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5 Reasons to grow your own food

From small gardens to large allotment plots, whatever the size of your green space, you can plant and provide your family with fresh, home-grown produce.

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9 Easy Ways to Save Water Every Day

Today is World Water Day; a day to inspire people around the world to take action in water-related issue. At Groundwork Wales, we are dedicated to eradicating pollution and improving the health of local rivers

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7 Reasons Why Students Should Volunteer Alongside Their Studies

Research by the NUS found volunteering has a positive impact on students’ personal development, skills and employability. They also found 51% of recent graduates in paid work say that volunteering helped them to secure employment.

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5 Reasons To Join A Walking Group This Year

Walking has many, proven benefits for our overall health, but being a member of a walking club can benefit so much more than your fitness levels.

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10 Gifts That Give Back This Christmas

The festive season is a time for family, food, and giving gifts. What if the gifts you give this Christmas, could give back to a cause or charity you care about? We’ve selected some of our favourite stocking fillers that give back to amazing charities and/or causes this Christmas.

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5 Ways to Have Yourself a Waste-Free Christmas

If you’re looking to cut down on your Christmas waste, follow some of our top tips on having yourself a very, merry, waste-free Christmas:

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5 Wonderful Benefits of Woodworking

Woodworking may be ‘just a hobby’ to some, but it’s so much more. Woodworking has many benefits for your body, mind and career. Our Wood2Work programme, based at our professional wood workshop in Aberbargoed, supports local people to learn practical carpentry and traditional woodworking skills.

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Our Top Tips on Starting a Social Enterprise

To celebrate Social Enterprise Day on the 15th November, we put one of Groundwork Wales’ best business brains to the test to share their top tips on starting up a social enterprise.

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5 Simple Ways To Lead a Waste-Free Life

5 Simple Ways To Lead a Waste-Free Life Did you know that 50 percent of plastic is single use? Or annually around 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide? Or that it takes 500-1000 years for plastic to degrade?

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5 Natural Halloween Crafts For Kids

Halloween is fast approaching; a great excuse for kids to dress up, decorate the house and collect a few sweets along the way. But joining in with all of the festivities can be expensive, with pre-made costumes and pretty decorations costing a lot for the privilege of putting them up for a week. We’ve collected a few of our favourite, cheap crafts using natural materials, that you and your child...

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