We are looking for volunteers to take part in the ‘Your View’ feature for the spring edition of the NHS Tayside magazine, spectra. Now is your chance to be famous for five minutes!
All you have to do is answer the question below and send us your answer along with a head and shoulders photo of yourself, with details of your job role and where you work.
The question for this edition is: Have you learnt a new skill recently and if not, what would you like to learn and why?
There comes a point in your adult life when learning becomes optional rather than necessary and you decide to learn something new because it interests you or because it’s fun.
The health benefits for adults of learning a new skill are well-documented. The brain is like a muscle, which needs to be exercised to keep it in good condition. Learning something new can help improve and maintain our mental wellbeing and can improve your social life as you meet new people and develop new interests.
According to a recent survey, the average UK adult hasn’t tried a new activity or hobby in five and a half years, despite 80% feeling positive effects on their wellbeing when they do.
Please send a jpeg attachment head and shoulders photo of yourself or a photo of you doing a new skill you have learnt to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 February, 2018.