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Thinking of the good times

As part of meaningful May each day we will post something that you can do to help create a happier, kinder world and to help yourself too. Today's is: "Send a photo to a friend of 'good times'" These monthly calendars are available in a number of other languages. Please follow the link below to find these: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calenda...
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What you can do

As part of meaningful May each day we will post something that you can do: to help create a happier, kinder world and to help yourself too. Today's is: Focus on what you can do rather than what you cant" These monthly calendars are available in a number of other languages. Please follow the link below to find these: https://www.actionforhappiness.o...
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Meaningful May

Join us in Meaningful May and take small steps every day: "Start where you are; Use what you have; Do what you can"
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Join us for some Virtual Activities!

The well are offering a number of virtual activites for participants: Wednesdays 10am Yoga with RachelThursdays 1 - 1.40pm  Chair Based ExercisesThursdays 2 - 2.40pm  Metafit  These classes are free and avilable via ZOOM. For log in details please contact Ged at the Well on 07922 222670​
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A recipe for success! Meat and Potato Pie

Here's one a participant made yesterday - Meat and Potato Pie For the pastry 225g plain flour, 100g butter, diced, pinch salt Sift 225g plain flour into a large bowl, add 100g diced butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in a pinch of salt, then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough. Knead the...
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1:1 support really helped me

"This project really helped me, the 1-1 support lifted the weight of my shoulders, and it changed how I managed situations in my life.For me, the most useful aspects were that it provided opportunities to join/work in groups and offered the opportunity to join a course; it also helped me to see the bigger picture and problem solve. I woul;d redcomm...
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Helping me on my way

"BBO GCtW helped me with interaction with others and the realisation you can achieve. For me the most useful element of the project was Key worker support. This support (1:1) was very good and was a helpful distraction (from mental health conditions) which enabled me to enrol on a catering course at Furness College. Being part of the BBO GCtW ...
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A success story

A Participant:"BBO GCtW helped me to develop skills and it was a useful alternative to the job center. After being on this programme, not only have I started my own business from home, but I am in a healthy relationship and on a completely different life path now. Thank you to the BBO GCtW team."
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How to stay safe and well

Please find below some easy read information in relation to Coronavirus to help you stay safe and well.
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Being More Resilient at Home

Whether self isolating or scoially distancing, being at home all day can be challenging and so it is important that we stay physically and emotionally strong - please see the post below for some top tips on how best to do this.
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Helping in your Local Community

If you are interested in helping in your local community, Cumbria CVS and Cumbria County Council have developed a pack which covers all essential considerations including support, insurance protective equipment and much more. Please take a,look at this useful guide   Download PDF File Here
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COVID19 Scams

It is essential that we are all aware of current scams operating during this crisis.  These can take a variety of forms and it is important that we are vigilant and take time to consider what people are offering. If it sounds too good to be true then it probaly is. No-one ever lost money by putting the phone down or not answring an email. ...
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Inspira is Digitally Open!

Inspira in Barrow is digitally open for Careers advcie and help. If you are 18+ and unemployed or have been made redundant, we can help you find work in key sectors. For help and/or advice call 01229 824 052 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Get Active with Active Cumbria

We're all now spending more time at home and that means many of us are thinking about how we can get, or stay, active. Official advice is to follow the guidance on social distancing and avoid non-essential travel - including working from home if you can - which means our routines are changing. But staying active is more important than ever right no...
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Creative Isolation - a network of opportunities

This network is focused on bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets -but with more people socially and physically distancing themselves, the network is now sharing more home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times. This website has links to lots of activities and opportunities...
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Ten today?

A set of fun, 10-minute workouts intended to easily fit into your day that help get you stretching and moving at home. You can find audio or video workouts on the 10 Today website. https://10today.co.uk/tune-in/
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Wellbeing and Mental Health during COVID19

This new guide will help you to be better placed to look after yourself and others:www.every-life-matters.org.uk.  
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Yoga for all

Yoga With Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness, at no cost, to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes across the globe. There are lots of different options to chose form - one off session to those lasting upto 30 days. She is a very calm and inspiring teacher - this is a great way to introduce yourself to yoag - why...
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Test your knowledge - join our weekly Quiz

The BBO GCtW team have started creating weekly quizzes which are good fun, but provide  the opportunity for a little learning at the same time. The team here have been completing them (a bit of competetive spirit is building). So why not take 5 minutes out of your day and try one of our quizzes - this weeks was about food - the previosu opnes ...
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Quiz - Food

 Test your knowledge on food - have a go at our online quiz - its just  abit of fun and you might know more than you think :) These quizzes are produced weekly with a differnt topic each week - why not make it part of your weekly routine? Hope you do well! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJ...
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