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5 Ways to Wellbeing whilst staying at home during Coronavirus

In light of the current pandemic, many people are working from home with some unable to work due to the lockdown restrictions. The Thrive network understands that this can be challenging for a number of people, so sought to produce a poster that has been distributed to supermarkets in Edinburgh.

The 5 ways to wellbeing have been adapted for use by everyone at home during the pandemic. You can see the 5 ways below and some associated links:

Connect: It can be stressful being at home continuously, so keep your spirits high by reaching out to your connections; send a text or even video call

Have a look at these Skype alternatives to give you some ideas

Be Active: Whether it’s by stretching out or becoming your own personal trainer, staying active will keep your mind and body healthy

There are a number of websites that demonstrate keeping active

Keep Learning: Our brains love to learn, so keep them engaged and challenge yourself to read a book, work on some puzzles or even try out a new recipe

You can even complete online Ivy League classes for free!

Give: Give some time to listen and help those around you, even the smallest act of kindness can improve your mental wellbeing

The Volunteer Edinburgh FAQs can help answer your questions

Take Notice: Take notice of your surroundings and practice some mindfulness, making sure that you keep a comfortable space to relax

Headspace have a range of mindfullness videos and are providing NHS Staff free access to their premium services

                                 

Many people could be feeling more isolated and lonely over the coming weeks, so if you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support the following organisations can offer support:

 

Breathing Space on 0800 83 8587; they are available Mon-Fri (6pm-2am) and Sat-Sun (24hrs)

 

Samaritans on 116 123; they are available Mon-Sun (24hrs)

 

The Silver Line on 0800 4 7080 90; they are available for over 55’s, Mon-Sun (24hrs)

5 ways to wellbeing poster

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