As we all continue to be in lockdown due to the current situation with Covid 19, it is still very important that we look after both our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Whilst group runs are not permitted, please do reach out to your fellow runners, whether that be via social media or remembering you do have someone’s number. If you are injured then do still try and get out within the guidelines, for a socially distanced stroll and a chat.
There are some great tips from England Athletics (CLICK HERE) and your mental health champions hope to be back doing some more run and talks soon. Look out for a February Harriers virtual event in February too (Trail Section).
Any questions please do email email@example.com and your mental health champions will do their best to signpost you for areas of support.
Here’s a reminder of some suggestions from the Anxiety UK staff team to help you keep your mind in check.
- Download some podcasts you’ve been meaning to listen to
·Watch that boxset if you have time on your hands
·Having boxes of things prepared that can be done alone, things like arts and crafts, knitting, video games
·Try some meditation, especially for those who’ve never tried it
·Learning a new hobby, something like origami or other simple craft tasks
·Education (via online links)
·Skyping friends and Facetime calls
·Knitting and other crafts
All great ideas to keep active and busy.
Finally it’s important to try not to panic; strategies such as cutting down on watching the news can be helpful. Remember to look at things factually and remember that useful phrase ‘this too shall pass’.
MHAC Mental Health Champions
Advice and support for adults including resources, meditations and mental health apps
Advice and support for children and teens
Online crafting and learning