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Lockdown Toolkit

Mind Guide to Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

Many of us are struggling to maintain our mental wellbeing during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This page has tips to help yourself cope, including ways to support yourself during winter.

Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

Mindfulness Resources

Both mindfulness and meditation are used to help people who feel anxious or have low mood and even chronic pain.

These meditations are specifically focussed on managing stress and anxiety during this crisis.

Meditations to Calm the Mind

Take a look at Headspace too. Both have free resources that you can use any number of times, with options to have their paid content later if you wish.

Headspace

The Mind Website, also has some ideas about exercises to get you started

Mind Mindfulness Guide

Things to do to Improve Wellbeing

Here are other ways to improve wellbeing.

Talk

Ring someone you haven’t spoken to for some time. Better than an annual Christmas Card.

Ring someone you know lives alone and have a chat. Try to talk about something other than the pandemic!

Pass a friendly hour and a half having a socially distanced chat with our Circles of Six – Available Online or In Person

Circles of Six

Litter Pick

When you go out for a walk, maybe take some good strong gloves and a strong binbag and litter pick.

Caring for neighbours

Organise a group of neighbours to take care of others who may need shopping or other errands. We have a pack of resources if you are interested in organising a local group to safely run errands for those who are unable to go out. Just email us and we will send you out some tips.

Sewing

If you enjoy sewing, maybe you could stitch some face coverings – the local surgeries are still gratefully receiving these which they are offering in exchange for donations for the Hospice in the Weald. Or maybe you could make some for friends and family. Here are some links for instructions how to make two different styles.

Two of our local sewing heroes, both called Liz(!) have shared links which show how to make different styles of simple cotton masks. These are not of course clinical PPE. Nonetheless, they will serve the purposes of helping to keep our huffs and puffs, coughs and sneezes to ourselves.

How to Sew a Face Mask on YouTube

Face Mask Sewing Pattern

Garden

Plant some bulbs – hope for the Springtime

Visitors to the garden we are allowed

Put up some bird feeders outside your window and see who comes. This link shows how to make your own

3 Easy Homemade Bird Feeders

Roosters Pet Store has a whole range of seeds and nuts. The birds will love your garden.