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Wellness

The following 4 videos have been created by www.icanfitness.co.uk and are designed to be used along with the icanfitess ‘Live Well Guide’. We have a limited number of these guides available for our Carers, along with a fitness resistance band for FREE! Please contact the office to receive your pack as soon as possible because availability is limited.

Exercise

This video gives you some basic ideas for exercise that you can do as an individual or as a family to help improve your physical and mental wellbeing. As well as tips on how to make simple changes to your daily routine, there are some handy chair based exercises too.

Mindfulness

Taking a few minutes out of your day to practise breathing exercises can make are real difference when you find yourself in a stressful situation. This video guides you through a candle meditation and also teaches the 4,4,4 breathing technique. These practices and other suggestions can help you to remember that taking time to relax and calm the mind is so important for your wellbeing.

Record What You Eat

Eating well can help you live well, and this video explains how your metabolism can affect your weight and your wellbeing. There are handy hints for meal planning, food diaries and a great reminder of which food groups we should be eating to stay healthy and well.

Weigh and Measure

If weight loss is one of your goals, this video is a comprehensive guide on how to measure your weight loss and how to keep motivated by setting small realistic targets.

Links and resources

These other links and resources below might also give you the tools you need to help improve your general wellness. 

Remember if you are really struggling or you need specific advice we are only a phone call or email away: 01768 890280 / [email protected]

Wellbeing & Mental Health during Covid-19

Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on our nations mental health. It’s more important than ever that we take positive steps to look after our ourselves, to seek help when we need it, and check-in and support people around us. This revised Guide to looking after yourself and others contains practical information about things you can do now to look after your mental health and wellbeing, on how you can support others, and where to find support if you or others need it.

Every Life Matters Cumbria, has teamed up with North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network, and CNTW NHS Foundation Trust, to launch three new short animations to support this revised Wellbeing and Mental Health during Covid-19 guide as part of its “look after yourself, look out for others, and get help early” awareness campaign. You can view and download these videos at Look after yourself - Look out for others - Get help early

Carers

Carers UK: www.carersuk.org Help and Advice to make life better for carers

Disability

Disability Associations: Services and support for people with disabilities in Cumbria. Carlisle /Eden 01228 317070 www.carlisledisability.org.uk

Learning Disability Support in North Cumbria: https://northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/your-health/learning-disability-and-autism

Families & Young People

Cumbria Family Support: www.cumbriafamilysupport.org.uk  Offer support for children and families who are experiencing stress or difficulties across East, North and West Cumbria  01768 593102

Kooth: www.kooth.com/ Free safe anonymous online support for young people commissioned by Cumbria County Council. Online support Mon- Fri 12-10pm, Sat - Sun 6-10pm

Mental Health

Every Mind Matters : www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/  NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing advice from how to deal with stress and anxiety to how to sleep better including a list of NHS recommended Apps

NHS Self Help Guides:  www.cntw.nhs.uk/home/accessible-information/easy-read/self-help-guides  Self-help guides for a range of mental health issues produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS.

Older Adults

AGE UK: www.ageuk.org.uk/ Advice and Information. Helpline 0800 6781602 8am-7pm Branches throughout Cumbria

Alzheimers Society: www.alzheimers.org.uk/ information and support and links to local branches

Silverline: www.thesilverline.org.uk/ – 0800 470 80 90 Information, friendship and advice for older people 24/7