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The lady who uses lockdown to hide gnomes on a Leicestershire housing estate

When Becky’s new hobby got out of hand, she put it to use in cheering up her local neighbourhood. Becky makes gnomes. Not the sort you see in gardens, fishing in ponds with their trousers down, but the Scandinavian variety with tall, felt hats over their eyes and beards that reach their feet. It’s not…
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‘Covid’s impact on my mental health was gradual; I didn’t wake up one morning and say “Oh, I don’t feel right”’

Hannah Byk is BetterPoints’ National Programme Account Manager. Here she opens up candidly and movingly about the onset of depression during the coronavirus pandemic. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 12 months, we can all see the impact Covid-19 has had on us all: financially (tick), lack of a social life and…
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5-a-Day: Business-ready incentives tool to help prevent a workforce mental health crisis

Our new 5-a-Day HR tool uses BetterPoints’ pioneering behaviour change technology to help prevent a mental health crisis among staff working from home – a crisis that is forecast to last well after the virus has been brought under control. As many as 10 million people will need new or additional mental health support as…
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Employee well-being and mental health addressed by BetterPoints 5-a-DAY WFH programme

A new tool from behaviour change technology experts BetterPoints aims to prevent a wellbeing crisis among staff working from home.   Almost a fifth of the UK population will need mental health support as a direct consequence of Covid-19, reported the Guardian last week. Meanwhile, the Mirror revealed that office workers fear their mental health will suffer if they have to spend…
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‘Together we can get back to better’, BetterPoints CEO tells transport and mobility leaders

As part of Landor LINKS’ Green Transport Recovery webinar series, BetterPoints sponsored a webinar on 27 May to launch our campaign for a high-level, joined-up approach to capitalise on recent changes in transport behaviour. In his presentation – Locking in positive behaviour change: forward to better Richard Kirk, BetterPoints CEO, said we had an ideal opportunity to get…
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It’s World Bicycle Day and the weather’s perfect for getting back to better!

Cycling is fun, healthy and a great way to escape the crowds. Cars, on the other hand, have a tendency to create congestion and pollute the air. And that impact on our environment has been thrown into stark relief within just a few short months. The air is cleaner, there’s less traffic noise and –…
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Agne from London is our final #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Agne for becoming our final #LockdownLegend! Each week, since the lockdown began, we have chosen a #LockdownLegend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. That comes to an end now that the UK Government is easing the rules, so Agne is our final winner!…
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Toni from West Yorkshire is our penultimate #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Toni from Baildon, in West Yorkshire, for becoming our penultimate #LockdownLegend! Each week, since the lockdown began, we have chosen a #LockdownLegend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Toni had to deal with the death of her father last month and found solace…
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Andrew from Sheffield is our latest #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Andrew for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Andrew’s story is a great example of not only going above and beyond, but also of using apps like ours to engage…
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Well done to our Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge winners!

Well done to everyone that took part in last week’s Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge. 26 of them won a £10 donation to their chosen charity (more on that in a later post) and three won an additional 26,000 BetterPoints for their related Lockdown Legend story. Congratulations to our three Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge winners: Rachel,…
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This week, be a Lockdown Legend for charity

We are proud to support the 2.6 Challenge from 26 April to help save the UK’s charities. Anyone that gets involved can also submit their Challenge evidence as a Lockdown Legend activity in our app for even more donations. From Sunday 26 April, the 2.6 Challenge is encouraging people to dream up an activity based…
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‘There is no need to break the rules to turn your energy into something positive’

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Mollie for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Mollie’s story struck us for its resilience and determination to find positive opportunities in the lockdown: I often work 20-hour weeks…
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