COVID-19 - Wellbeing

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having a significant 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, 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 (Opens in a new window)

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 (Opens in a new window).

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 (Opens in a new window).

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.

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.

October Activities

Butterflies Word Search (Opens in a new window)

Friday Funnies (Opens in a new window)

October Quiz (Opens in a new window)

September Activities

Friday Funnies 25th September 2020 (Opens in a new window)

Word Search Famous Northerners September 2020 (Opens in a new window)

Quiz 25th September 2020 (Opens in a new window)

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

Cooking/Baking

Click here  to access recipes from Full Circle Food Project (Opens in a new window) - 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 - 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 (Opens in a new window).

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! (Opens in a new window).

Click here to see the fantastic ‘Stay Safe’ rainbows drawn by children/adults in Blyth (Opens in a new window).

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 (Opens in a new window).