A nice article from Yahoo News has just been published, authored by Alexandra Thompson, which contains a range of galleries, notes and advice for coping with the current Covid crisis.
A gallery: Ways to lower stress and anxiety around coronavirus (Eat This, Not That!)
A gallery: Coronavirus in the UK – fifty slides by Alex Pantling, using the resources of Getty Images, to highlight facets of people’s response to an emerging new ‘normal’.
Finally, a detailed explanation of the latest health guidelines from the government.
Anxious Image: Niklas-hamman, Creative Commons, Unsplash
We are in the Lynn News this week, and the editorial headline is that ‘…King’s Lynn mental health charity committed to the people of West Norfolk’.
This describes us perfectly and we are committed to your mental health and well-being. The Lynn News article goes on…
‘A West Norfolk mental health charity says it is committed to delivering support and services to the local people of King’s Lynn at the start of Mental Health Awareness week.
The One to One Project has accepted the challenge caused by the pandemic and has adapted its services to enable continued support for existing clients…’
See the full Lynn News page on-line here – https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/mental-health-charity-accepts-challenge-caused-by-the-pandemic-and-adapts-its-services-9109974/
An NHS resource, packed with tips to help you stay fit and healthy…see more.
‘Whilst we are all staying safe at home during the current coronavirus crisis, it’s more important than ever that we all stay as active as we can.
Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health, and there’s plenty you can do at home – here are some ideas to keep you moving’. See more…
‘On this page you will find some simple, creative ways that you can get moving around the house as well as some links to home workouts that people of all ages can enjoy.‘ See more…
A full range of resources for you, from Norfolk County Council.
‘We want to make sure that the people of Norfolk are kept well informed about coronavirus. This page is being regularly updated with information about coronavirus, including the latest health advice from Public Health England and the NHS‘. See more…
‘Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you’re getting active during this time’. See more...
‘WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week, or a combination of both. These recommendations can still be achieved even at home, with no special equipment and with limited space.‘ See more…
‘There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime.‘ See more…
‘On World Meditation Day, May 21 at 10am PST, let’s come together for a special live meditation on YouTube, led by Calm’s Head of Mindfulness Tamara Levitt.‘ See more…
‘It’s important for employers and employees to talk as early as possible about when they can return to the workplace. Staff should continue to work from home if they can.
Employers should keep up to date with the latest government guidelines to help plan ahead. ‘ See more...
‘This guide will look at your rights to sick pay, what benefits you can claim if you’re self-employed or not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). This page will help you find out what help is available to you based on your circumstances.‘ See more…
‘Many are worrying about paying their mortgage, rent and other bills. This guide runs through what help’s available for financial products and other bills.’
Advice and information from the always reliable Martin Lewis. See more…
Section head images: Creative Commons, Unsplash – Exercise: Anupam Mahapatra – Mindfulness: Lesly Juarez – Employment related resources: Alex Kotliarskyi…we thank the photographers…
Mental Health Awareness Week is the 18th to the 24th May 2020.
This year it is focusing on the power and potential of kindness.
The Mental Health Foundation has set the theme in response to the coronavirus outbreak and the week is to be used to celebrate acts of kindness.
By Kirstie Brewer BBC News -16th March, 2020
Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people’s mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health?
Being concerned about the news is understandable, but for many people it can make existing mental health problems worse.
When the World Health Organization released advice on protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, it was welcomed on social media.
As Anxiety UK’s Nicky Lidbetter explains, the fear of being out of control and unable to tolerate uncertainty are common characteristics of many anxiety disorders. So it’s understandable that many individuals with pre-existing anxiety are facing challenges at the moment.
“A lot of anxiety is rooted in worrying about the unknown and waiting for something to happen – coronavirus is that on a macro scale,” agrees Rosie Weatherley, spokesperson for mental health charity Mind.
So how can we protect our mental health?
Limit the news and be careful what you read
Reading lots of news about coronavirus has led to panic attacks for Nick, a father-of-two from Kent, who lives with anxiety.
“When I’m feeling anxious my thoughts can spiral out of control and I start thinking about catastrophic outcomes,” he says. Nick is worried about his parents and other older people he knows.
“Usually when I suffer I can walk away from a situation. This is out of my control,” he says.
Having long periods away from news websites and social media has helped him to manage his anxiety. He has also found support helplines, run by mental health charities such as AnxietyUK, useful.
Have breaks from social media, and mute things which are triggering anxiety.
Alison, 24, from Manchester, has health anxiety and feels compelled to stay informed and research the subject. But at the same time she knows social media can be a trigger.
“A month ago I was clicking on hashtags and seeing all this unverified conspiracy rubbish and it would make me really anxious and I would feel really hopeless and cry,” she says.
Now she is careful about which accounts she tunes into and is avoiding clicking on coronavirus hashtags. She is also trying hard to have time away from social media, watching TV or reading books instead.
Mute WhatsApp groups and hide Facebook posts and feeds if you find them too overwhelming.
Increasing numbers will join those already in self-isolation so now might be a good time to make sure you have the right phone numbers and email addresses of the people you care about.
“Agree regular check-in times and feel connected to the people around you,” says Weatherley.
If you’re self-isolating, strike a balance between having a routine and making sure each day has some variety…
Welcome to our continually updated information pages.
This will enable this micro-site to be an quickly updated reservoir of news for 121 clients. Our web default is ‘always available’. Watch this space.
Help and advice from our team, sources of information available on the web. Our sources will be available in all formats – video, web pages, documents you can view print or download – the whole being carefully indexed and annotated to help you find the information you are looking for.
About One to One
The One to One Project was established with charitable status in 1984, to provide long term professional support to adults (aged 18 and over) in West Norfolk who are experiencing emotional and/or social distress and mental health difficulties.
The Project has evolved and developed over the years to meet the needs of its diverse local community and now provides Counselling, Mentoring and Group Work in a comfortable and confidential environment near King’s Lynn town centre or in one of our outreach venues across the county.
Our aim is to provide a non-judgemental space in which you can explore the difficulties you may be facing. Our services will provide you with the opportunity to talk in confidence and work towards a clearer understanding of yourself and your needs. We do not provide you with answers or advice, but will support you in finding your own way forward.
The One to One Project is part funded by the organisations you can see at the foot of each web page. The remainder is made up from charitable donations and relies on the generosity of our supporters and those who use our services. Although we are committed to providing free services to our clients, we encourage those, who are able, to make a financial contribution towards the services they receive.
Please click here to read the One to One Project Independent Evaluation, carried out by Enable East in 2016.
One to One Project – Nelson House, Bergen way, North Lynn Industrial Estate, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2DE
Opening Hours – beyond the current Covid crisis…
|Monday – Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|9:00 am – 3:30 pm||9:00 am – 8:00 pm||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|
It has been decided in the interests of staff, clients and volunteers that the One to One project will close until further notice, based on the current government directive. We have taken every precaution to safeguard all visitors to the project and after much deliberation we have decided that closure remains the best and safest course of action.