Health and wellbeing

Feature interview

Ed Jackson

Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player who played at the highest level for over 10 years.


Two years on from a serious accident that left him paralysed from the neck down, Ed is literally climbing mountains and wants to encourage others to never give up hope. Craig Maplesden caught up with the former Bath Rugby backrow to talk about perspective and positivity, plus a new resilience workshop for teens in conjunction with Bath Mindfulness.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This years theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Nature'

10th - 16th May 2021

Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. Click below to visit the mental website and find out about this years theme and you can do...

Bath Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week: How time in nature can help reduce anxiety

Most people feel anxious from time to time.


It’s normal to experience some anxiety, especially when we are coping with difficult events, stressful situations or changes.



Mindfulness expert, Nicola MacDonald teams up with inspiring coaches to help teens with their mental health

Stressed. Anxious. Lonely. Depressed. Angry. The pandemic has taken a toll on young people’s mental health.


According to The Princes Trust, 1 in 4, 16 to 25-year-olds, are feeling ‘unable to cope with life’ since the start of the pandemic and more young people are feeling anxious than ever before in the 12-year history of the Index. 

Nicola MacDonald of Bath Mindfulness has teamed up with two incredibly inspiring and uplifting coaches from the sports world to build a unique pop-up event for teenagers. Serena Guthrie MBE and Ed Jackson are joining forces with Nicola to deliver something new and exciting. Click below for more..



Mark Watson is a stand-up comedian who you will have seen regularly on TV shows such as Mock The Week, Taskmaster and Have I Got News For You. Mark is also an acclaimed author and prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem. Back on the road with his new show and Carpool Comedy events, Mark spoke to Craig Maplesden about lockdown, beeping horns and his new book 'Contacts'.

Bike Bath is back!

Iconic Cycling Events, creators of the hugely popular sportives Bike Bath, Bike Oxford and The Canterbury Bike Ride, are pleased to announce that sign up for Bike Bath 2021, taking place on Sunday 22 August, is open - with places already selling fast.

Homewood Park Spa

A haven of happiness at Homewood Spa

We offer some wonderful treatments and our facilities include an indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub with views over the valley. Click below to find out more...

Escape the world and embrace tranquillity!

With outdoor dining and spa days now available, and accommodation bookings from 17th May, it feels like a bright new day is dawning at the RCH – and they can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Book yourself a little escape from reality, in our lovely hidden Spa. Call 01225 823 333!

Nestle in at Nesta:

Luxury campsite opens near Frome

Revival, restoration and reunion is the name of the game at Nesta: a luxury campsite on the edge of Frome. This tranquil little haven could be the perfectly-indulgent escape everyone’s looking for. Opening from June 22nd until August 31st, the beautifully decorated and warm yurts, which sleep between one and six are likely to sell out quickly.

Wellbeing advice

Three key ways that journaling can benefit our lives post-lockdown

Over half of Brits say their wellbeing has been 

impacted by the pandemic, leading to a surge in interest for literary activities. Rutger Bruining, Founder and CEO of biography writing service StoryTerrace, discusses the importance of mindfulness as we return to normality