Keep on learning
Many of us think of learning as something you do in childhood, but learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. Learning something new is a good way to keep yourself occupied and productive if you find you have time on your hands while staying at home during this period of social distancing.
Here are some ideas to get you trying something new:
Contact your local Wellbeing team for more ideas on learning opportunities while you stay at home. They can offer a helping hand to make that first step.
West Sussex Libraries is offering an e-library service, with e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines and e-newspapers available, as well as family and local history resources.
Most people would agree that giving to others is good in itself - but it can also improve your mental wellbeing.
Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones – such as volunteering in your local community – can give you a sense of purpose and make you feel happier and more satisfied about life.
During the coronavirus outbreak there is a need for volunteers in a number of capacities. You can volunteer informally in your local community, for example by helping neighbours who may be older or who are self-isolating or ill, or by phoning someone who you think might be feeling lonely. There is guidance from the government about how you can help safely.
There are also volunteering opportunities as part of the wider response to the coronavirus outbreak, including: