It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is kindness. At times like these, when the world feels upside down, kindness can be the key to turning things around.
The Mental Health Foundation wants to get the nation talking about kindness and mental health and is asking us to carry out or reflect on an act of kindness. Take a photo or video (with permission!) and share on social media using the hashtag #KindnessMatters.
Thank you to all volunteers
Since the launch of BCP Council’s Together We Can Volunteer Hub in March, more than 2,500 volunteers have registered to offer vital help and support to local vulnerable residents.
The volunteers are matched to local people who are in need to provide a range of support, from organising deliveries of food, prescriptions and essential household supplies as well as offering information and advice.
Relax with new online wellbeing experience
Dorset Mind is bringing some of our favourite parts of Dorset into your home.
Give yourself a few moments to relax with a new online experience. Simply choose a view, the sounds you’d like to hear – and enjoy relaxing mindful techniques that will help you escape to your favourite part of the county.
Do you have post-lockdown fears?
The term ‘Coronaphobia’ is being used to describe the fear of returning to normality once lockdown is relieved; a fear that some would say is completely understandable. We’ve all been through a large change in our lives over the last few months and have been constantly bombarded by news and media reports of infections and death rates.
Get some fresh air with discounts on Beryl Bikes
Get some fresh air and exercise and take advantage of a 50% discount on all Beryl Bike minute riding bundles in Bournemouth and Poole. It’s only available for the first 1000 redemptions though so don’t miss out!
Simply download the Beryl Bikes app and use the discount code WALLISDOWN50 when making your purchase. Find some family rides close to home.
Weekly quiz night to raise funds for Dorset Mind
Join Dorset Mind every Wednesday at 8pm on their Facebook page for their Virtual Quiz! All you need is a pen, paper and some quiz snacks.
Suggested donation is £2 per player to help raise vital funds to support people in Dorset with their mental health. Donations can be made on the Facebook live video during the quiz or on their website.
Are you worried about someone’s mental health?
Most of us know a friend, colleague or family member who has struggled with their mental health. If you know someone who is struggling, there are lots of things you can do.
If you’re worried about a child, read advice for parents and carers. If you’re worried about a colleague or employee, or you want to learn more about how your workplace can support staff’s mental health, Mental Health at Work can help you find the information and resources you need