Our Latest News

2013 / May

Welcome to our May news


What's new?


Start2 will soon be even easier to use!
Your feedback is very important to us, and we’re making some changes in response to what you’re telling us about how you’d like to use Start2. 
We’re going to reorganise:

  • the way we label our creative wellbeing course activities on Start2
  • the structure of Start2

We’ll keep you posted and the original Start2 running whilst we make these changes, so don’t worry about losing your way around the site. Read more here.


New Goal Setting Feature

Take charge and feel empowered, feel energised and inspired, boost your confidence and sense of accomplishment with our new goal setting tool.
  Using the Start2 Goal Setting feature you can:

  • Follow our step-by-step instructions on setting your goal
  • Keep track of your progress in your private Ownzone


The Befriender’s service enjoy Start2 creative activity

Start2 was invited to host a wellbeing workshop as part of a confidence building day for the ‘Befrienders’ service run by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.  The service brings people together to create a supportive environment, to make connections with others and to build confidence. This specially adapted workshop used the tree and birds as a metaphor for the ‘Befrienders’ service.

“When I arrived today I was unaware of this workshop. It has been one of the most relaxing and inspiring workshops I have attended. Everyone can discover new abilities through this workshop.”

More of the artworks from this workshop can be viewed in our Collage gallery here.


It's National Walking Month and Start2 have the perfect activity for you…..

Did you know? Outdoor activities have proven health benefits.  Being outdoors can help improve physical fitness, increase our concentration, boost our happiness and increase our vitamin D levels.  Vitamin D is essential for maintaining good health.

Find beauty in the mundane and everyday and get active with our Ten-minute walk activity.  Upload your photos to our communal gallery  or use our Media Album to create a slideshow, add text, sound effects and sound tracks and share with others.  You’ll need to register, which is quick, easy and private.


How are you using Start2?

Have you run a workshop using Start2 activities, or done any at home? We'd love to hear what activities you’ve done and what you got out of it, here.  
You can also share your work in any of our galleries which can be found on the first page of each course.


Best wishes