Wellbeing during difficult times

Wellbeing during difficult times

With effect from 1st October the My Mind Matters contract will become part of a new contract covering Harborough, Blaby, and Oadby & Wigston which will be provided by Richmond Fellowship-Life Links Service, a specialist Mental Health Charity.

Email: Leicestershire.LifeLinks@RichmondFellowship.org.uk
Phone: 0800 0234575
Website: https://www.rflifelinks.co.uk/

We have listed some self care tips below to help and links to Apps to download. It is important, that although we are to social distance, we can still be connected and in contact with others.

Plan your day…

It is good for our mental health to keep up our regular routines so as tempting as it can be to stay in our Pyjamas all day, make sure you get up wash and dressed – it helps to kick start our self esteem for the day!!

To plan the day we should try and include the following….even if we are having  to self-isolate it is important to feel connected.

Keep moving…..

There are many ways to keep moving at home and access to free online exercise


It is a time where we need to stay connected with others, there are so many platforms we can do this, on the phone, facetime, skype etc. Keep in contact with your friends and family during this time via the phone.

We are here to talk to should you need.


Making sure we can keep focused, relaxed and grounded can help reduced our anxiety levels, negative thoughts and feelings.

Try breathing techniques, relaxation and guided mediations. There are many free techniques on You tube.

A range of relaxation techniques, including progressive muscle relaxation are available from the NHS



Reflection and selfcare…

At this difficult time, it is important we continue to look after ourselves and reflect…

Watch your favourite movie, practice mindfulness to help connect to the present time, ground and keep in a positive mindset.


Apps to Download / websites




Every Mind Matters  – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

For full guidance on coronavirus symptoms and self-isolation:

NHS guidance – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/