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Wellbeing and mental health during covid19: A guide to looking afer yourself and others

Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the world and it's important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body. Everyone will be reacting in their own way. You might be feeling frustrated or lonely. Concerned about your finances, your health or relatives. And you might be feeling down, worried or anxi...
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Workouts for disabled people

Parasport are producing home workout routines especially designed for disabled people. New content will be added to the website all the time, so keep an eye on the latest updates. Home Workouts with Kris are proving to be very popular. https://parasport.org.uk/home-workout-kris-2 ​
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Do a workout with Sweaty Betty today!

Workout from home with Sweaty Betty's online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, you'll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level.  It could be great fun - join in today!https://www.sweatybetty.com/workout-videos.html
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Libraries for schools

We're aware that, right now, things are a little tough around the world. The current pandemic has meant that a lot of us are having to self-isolate or quarantine, and this can be tough! Thankfully a number of authors, illustrators, publishers and more have come together to offer free activities and resources for those in isolation, or those who are...
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The online recovery college

Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff. Including mental health, recovery and wellbeing and many more. It alos contains lots of other resources and information that can hlep including developing positive relationships, self mana...
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Lots of useful tips on wellbeing in one place

Mind have developed a 'coronavirus and your wellbeing' toolkit with lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist. You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include...
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Try Tapping

Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridia...
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Kitchen Essentials

​If yuo're looking for something to do - why not try out your craft skills and make yuorself a kitchen apron?  Join this adult and child friendly free tutorial and learn how to sew an apron. From threading your sewing machine, take your measurements and cutting out the fabric to sewing it all up!You will need:Sewing machineApprox 1metre of fab...
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Your Wellbeing Toolkit

Mind have developed a 'coronavirus and your wellbeing' toolkit with lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/​
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Bitesize learning

From Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer. The website already currently contains a range of learning opportunities for people over 16 years of age including functional, core ...
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Learning opportunities available

There are now many different online resources and websites to support learning (and training). We look forward to sharing a variety of options over the next few days and weeks and it would be really good to know which ones work best for you - do get in touch and let your Key Workers know. We look forward to supporting you.
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Getting Active

According to NHS advice, adults should do some physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better (although currently you may be alittle restricted due to COVID19) however many of these activites can be undertaken at home. Adults should (where possible):aim to be physically active every day. Any activity i...
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Join the Body Coach online

The Body Coach TV is the home of Joe Wicks' workouts. He has hundreds of free workouts for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment.  Why not have a look - these are FREE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
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Craft Yourself Silly

The Sewing Directory website contains lots of interesting and useful options for being creative - many of the are FREE - including: Bag MakingPatchwork QuiltingUpcycling PorjectsDress MakingXmas Projects (its never too early to start)many more For further details visit: https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/free-projects/ 
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COVID19 NHS Advice - stay at home

For the latest advice form the NHS visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave the house for very limited purposes: shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as in...
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Latest Government advice on COVID19

 To keep up-to-date on the latest Government advice relating to COVID19, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Just a reminder of the current advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) aw...
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Supporting good mental health

Young Minds - an organisation that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Their mission is to "make sure that all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's difficulties." For further information and/or support, visit: www...
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New Resources

In the coming days and weeks, the BBO GCtW team will be uploading a range of resources which we hope will be useful to all participants. These resources may be mainly in the form of website links  -  we hope to also provide some videos on our You Tube channel in the near future - and will cover a broad range of subject areas including men...
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Partners praise CVS response to Covid 19

Most of the partners have been overwhelmed by the support provided by the Cumbria CVS BBO GCtW team to help them respond appropriately to the recent covid-19 outbreak. Cumbria CVS have developed a number of valuable resources which have been provided to the project partners which have assisted their response to the crisis - both organisationally an...
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Coronavirus changes delivery for BBO GCtW project

The current covid-19 pandemic has forced the BBO GCtW partnership to review their methods of working and to introduce new measures to ensure the safety of both staff and participants. Since the outbreak of covid 19 the team have made every effort to safeguard the health of all staff, including key workers, and all particpants as follows: no face to...
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