COVID-19 - Wellbeing

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

An Easy Read Guide - Looking After Your Feelings And Body

MIND - A Mental Health Charity, have also provided information and guidance on how to stay positive during these dark times.

Click here to visit MIND.

The current worldwide situation concerning the COVID-19 virus outbreak can be confusing and worrying, which ultimately affects our emotional wellness.

Click here to read GOV.UK advice on mental health and wellbeing.

Think about how you can adapt and create positive new routines – try to engage in useful activities (such as cleaning, cooking or exercise) or meaningful activities (such as reading or calling a friend). You might find it helpful to write a plan for your day or your week.

KEEP BRITAIN TIDY CAMPAIGN - #LoveWhereYouLive

In the current climate, a lot of activities that our community do in the big wide world are not possible but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still love where we live. 

Whether it’s cleaning up outside our own front door – imagine if everyone just did that one thing – making sure you don’t waste any food and getting creative with left-overs or decluttering your home and putting aside anything you no longer want to give to a charity shop.  

Themes include: your favourite recipe to reduce food waste; mending, repairing & upcycling things around the home; keeping in touch with people in need; home-schooling ideas; discovering nature in your garden & gardening; 

Click here to visit Keep Britain Tidy’s website, for more information and how to get involved.

Useful Activities

Red Cross Community Activities

Please find quizzes and puzzles from Community Red Cross group. These may help cure your boredom during these challenging times.

Rivers

UK Cities

Seaside Towns

Castles

Quiz - Questions

Quiz - Answers

Have fun and enjoy!! Share with your friends and family.

Cooking/Baking

Click here to access recipes from Full Circle Food Project - a charity that educates people living in Northumberland about growing food to eat, healthy cooking on a budget; and supporting people to lead healthier lifestyles. “We place community members at the heart of service delivery”

Gardening

Perennial Favourites, Blyth are still doing FREE local deliveries, Contact 01670 540653

Now is the perfect time to get out into your garden and appreciate Mother Nature and the beauty of it.

Click here to visit their website for more information.

Email: gardener@perennialfavourites.co.uk

  • 56L bags of compost available for £5.50
  • Mixed/Single Colour pansies £2.99 or 4 for £11
  • Pond plants, Veg plants & much more – check out their Facebook/Website or contact them to see what is available and place your order!

Colouring/Drawing

Colouring can help relax the mind.

Click here for a Blyth Town Council colouring sheet - put it in your window for all to see!

Click here to see the fantastic ‘Stay Safe’ rainbows drawn by children/adults in Blyth

Send yours to info@blythtowncouncil.org.uk 

Jigsaw Puzzles

Something as simple as placing the right piece in the right place encourages the production of dopamine, the brain chemical that increases learning and memory and also gives us a little lift. Click here to read official information from Net Doctor.