The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. … Continued
If you’ve recently received a diagnosis of dementia, or you know someone who has, it is worth finding out about. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a programme of activities, for people with early on-set dementia or with mild to moderate … Continued
28th May 1970 – 18th September 2020 As you may know it was dear Di’s funeral this morning (30th September 2020). Under a grey sky and rain in the pretty village of Kentisbeare, Di’s service took place in the beautiful … Continued
Marcus Trescothick introduces this short video about how the NHS, Somerset County Council and local charities (including Age UK Somerset) have come together to give emotional support and counselling and someone to talk to if you are feeling isolated or … Continued
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, it takes … Continued
Full advice on how to wear and to make your own cloth face covering can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering The following information is taken from the Government website: Making your own face covering Using a T-shirt You will need: an … Continued
A video from Mind, the Mental Health Charity with tips on relaxing to look after yourself. “Exploring relaxation can help you look after your wellbeing when you’re feeling stressed or busy. Have a look at these tips and ideas to … Continued
This page from Age UK offers tips on how to reduce your anxiety. Read more at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-anxious/
A comprehensive web page on wellbeing.
Excellent web page from Mind covering practical advice on staying well looking after your mental health. Visit the Mind “Coronavirus and your well-being” page
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more Tips and Advice from the NHS here
Useful piece by the Mental Health Foundation. Read the article here
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The Somerset Mental Health Alliance (of which Age UK Somerset is a part) has expanded its services to support adults and older people who may be struggling with their mental health as the county responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Somerset … Continued
“Sedentary behaviour and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens. Physical activity and relaxation techniques … Continued