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Coronavirus - Arun Wellbeing Notice:

The Arun Wellbeing Team are continuing to support the residents of Arun to stay healthy and well whilst we all play our part in reducing and trying to prevent the spread of Covid 19.

In light of Government guidance we have currently suspended our face to face work including training sessions, workshops and 121 meetings.  However, the team are still here and available for you, instead, we will be communicating via telephone and / or email, enabling us to continue offering tailored advice, support and motivational interviewing just as before. 

We will reach out through telephone contact to those already booked onto our courses e.g. Pre Diabetes to enable you to receive the information and support you need to improve your lifestyle.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01903 737862 or via our secure  self/professional referral forms found HERE

Latest Coronavirus news links:

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For the very latest information from the government visit the Gov website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

For the latest NHS information visit NHS website:

https://www.nhs.uk/

Arun District Council website:

https://www.arun.gov.uk/

Mental Health Advice:

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Take care of your mind and body! 

  • Stay together while we are apart. Stay connected with family and friends through telephone, video calls, and social media. Why not re-connect with old friends?
  • Help yourself by helping others: Support others locally by joining local community groups, message nearby friends. Remember – follow guidance on Covid-19 to ensure you and everyone else is safe.
  • Talking is great: Share your feelings/coping strategies. It may help them too! Get support if needed on NHS recommended helpline. (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/) (or type in ‘NHS mental health helplines’ into google)   
  • Overwhelmed? Intense anxiety? Focus on the things you can control. Set goals – achieving them gives sense of control and purpose. Get the right information – get facts! Visit the gov.uk or NHS website and take actions to make yourself feel better prepared. Don’t share inaccurate information, think of the effect it might have on others. Limit media information and updates.
  • Plan daily routine – adapt it and be creative! Do something you enjoy, try something new, check out free tutorials online or stream concerts etc to keep your mind active. Helpful resources include the NHS every mind matters website (https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/) and the NHS mental wellbeing audio guides ( https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/moodzone-mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/) These provide further information on how to manage anxiety.
  • Relax, find relaxation techniques. The NHS have a helpful Mindfulness page https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/) Relax and focus on the present. Following the most social distancing guidelines, get outside into green space and fresh air, or throw open a window and get as much natural sunlight in as possible. Remember physical wellbeing impacts on mental wellbeing. Unhealthy patterns of behaviour can make you feel worse. Eat regular, healthy, well balanced meals, drink plenty of water. Exercise once per day, inside if necessary, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Check out  ‘ten minute workouts’ from the NHS one you home workout videos website (https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/) and the ‘NHS Fitness studio’ ( https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/)
  • Now for bed!! Before bedtime avoid screens, decrease caffeine intake and create a restful environment. For help with sleep visit the ‘NHS every mind matters’ sleep page. (Again, link: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/ or type into search engine.)  

Information above has been summarised from Public Health website below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Staying Active: 

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PLEASE NOTE: all of our wellbeing Active course running now and in the future have been cancelled until futher notice due to staff and client saftey regarding the Coronavirus. 

Please see link to this page for information on how you can stay active: https://arun.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/being-active/coronavirus-exercise

Please see link to this page on Active & sustainable travel: https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/being-active/active-sustainable-travel 

 

Staying Social:

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Please see link to this page:

https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/being-social/social-relationships 

 

Alochol Advice: 

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Please see link to this page:

https://arun.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/alcohol/alcohol-advice-during-covid-19

 

Information for older people: 

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Please see link to these pages:

https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/more-topics/coronavirus-older-people 

https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/more-topics/coronavirus-older-people

 

Learning & Volunteering: 

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Please see link to this page:

https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/being-social/learning-volunteering 

 

Coronavirus & Domestic Abuse:

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Please see link to this page:

https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/more-topics/coronavirus-domestic-abuse 

 

Information for Professionals: 

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Please see link to this page:

https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/information-for-professionals/professionals-section 

 

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