LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING SOCIAL ISOLATION

LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING SOCIAL ISOLATION


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Publish date Published by Robert Lawrance on Saturday, 9 May 2020 00:00
LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING SOCIAL ISOLATION

PUTTING PEN TO PAPER - WHERE TO START

Writing can be a very creative and effective way of looking after ourselves. Helen Swann has some ideas to get you started which you can read HERE


KEEPING A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY

Catherine Saeed worships at St Francis and has worked as a senior physiotherapist in the local NHS Trust.  She has a lot of experience of helping people to live with challenging circumstances and she has composed a simple help sheet, which you can read HERE 

CATH'S EASY IDEAS FOR EXERCISE DURING LOCKDOWN

Catherine has also compiled some ideas for exercise if you can't get out as much as you would like - or find yourself in front of a computer screen more than you would want - ideal whether your 5 or 95!  You can download the document HERE


COPING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING & SELF ISOLATION

Helen Swann is a member of our congregation and a professional counsellor who has written this article one her website with ideas for coping with social distancing and self-isolation.  You can read it HERE


WELLBEING & MENTAL HEALTH

The local health authorities have published this excellent booklet with ideas of how to look after your emotional health.  You can read it HERE

One of the ideas is to keep a list of ‘people who you can call’ and at St Francis Church we have a team of volunteers who are willing to be linked to people by telephone for a friendly chat.  To find out more call Helen on 07487 842820


THINKING ABOUT DEATH & DYING

Palliative care doctor and author Kathryn Mannix argues that it's time to break the taboo that exists around death. A healthy understanding of dying as part of life can enhance our experience and remove fear and uncertainty.  You can watch her short talk on the BBC series IMHO by CLICKING HERE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/dying-is-not-as-bad-as-you-think/p062m0xt?playlist=imho