Covid -19 information

Covid-19- 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.

We will always work in line with Government and Public health guidance, and are offering a hybrid service of both face to face and virtual support, to enable us to work with you as safely as possible. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01903 737862 or via our secure self/professional referral form found on our Contact us page.

Latest Covid-19 news links:

For the very latest information from the government visit the Government website 

For the latest NHS information visit the NHS website 

For the latest local information visit the Arun District Council website 

Mental health advice:

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 helplines.
  • 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! 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 and the NHS mental wellbeing Audio guides on the NHS website. These provide further information on how to manage anxiety.
  • Relax, find relaxation techniques. There is a helpful Mindfulness section on the NHS website. 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 the ‘ten minute workouts’ from the Better Health website and the Fitness Studio videos on the NHS website.
  • 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 website.

Information above has been summarised from UK Government website

Staying active: 

We have a mixture of face-to-face and virtual courses running -  please see our Wellbeing Active Page for course times and dates. 

For online classes that are run by local certified trainers, see Online Fitness in Arun page for further details. 

See the Staying Active page and Active & sustainable travel page for information on how you can stay active.

Staying social:

Please see the Being Social page for advice on how you can stay social and connected during Covid-19.

Alcohol advice: 

Please see the Arun Wellbeing alcohol support page for useful resources and information on alcohol support.

Information for older people: 

Please see the Older people and Covid-19 page for helpful information and guidance on how older people can look after their health and wellbeing.

Learning & volunteering:

Please see the Learning and volunteering during Covid-19 page.

Information for professionals: 

Please see the Guidance for Professionals.

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