Since launching in 2009, WhatsApp has become the world’s most popular text and voice messaging application. It is a free service that lets users message one another and is a great way to keep connected with your loved ones. For anyone who doesn't know how to access and use Whatsapp click on this link for a great video on how to get started.
Rural Transport Support
Rural Community Transport Partnerships and the Disability Action Transport Service are providing a free pick-up and delivery service for food and medication. You do not have to be a member of these schemes to use this service. Contact details for all the Rural Community Transport Partnership are available using the following link, http://www.nidirect.gov.uk
Did you know that yoga can help you sleep better, give you an energy boost and stop cravings? It’s not just about flexibility and stretching! It also improves both physical fitness and mental wellbeing.
Online yoga classes for complete beginners are available on https://youtu.be/v7AYKMP6rOE
Exercise Class for Beginners
If you haven't exercised for a while and would like to get back into it, this is a great 30 minute workout for beginners.
On Your Doorstep
The benefits of nature are great and they’re right on your doorstep. Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing especially if you’re feeling a bit claustrophobic. With the new government restrictions, we are all spending more time indoors but you can easily try:
Less News is Good News
- Opening the window to let in the fresh air.
- Having flowers or potted plants in your home.
- Arranging a comfortable space to sit and look out over a natural view.
- Growing plants or flowers on windowsills.
- Listening to natural sounds — be they audio recordings or apps that play birdsong, ocean waves or rainfall.
- Getting as much natural light as possible. Spend time in the garden if you have one, or open the door and sit outside if you can.
- f you can, get out and about; go for a walk or run, keeping in mind government restrictions.
Stay informed, but set yourself a limit on the amount of news you watch or consume each day. Avoid stories or footage that you recognise are making you feel anxious or sad. Worrying about events or situations you have no control over only leads to more worry, so try to put these things to one side in your head and focus on the good things in your life instead.
Appreciate the Small Things
Notice one good thing each day, no matter how small. It could be reading about an act of kindness in the news or appreciating an evening sunset now that the days are getting longer. At times like this, we may need to work a little harder to appreciate the good things in life, but when we do it is worth it for that little mental boost.
Click on this link for some useful tips on looking after your mental health.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Looking after your feelings and your body
Travelling to donate blood and platelets is considered essential travel.
If you are a fit and well, and not affected by any of the current restrictions, please continue to donate. #GiveBloodSaveLives
Can’t get out but want to spread kindness during the Coronavirus outbreak?
😊 Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
😊 Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
😊 Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
This is a brilliant website if you are homeschooling your children. You'll find daily lessons in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland
Staying at home is difficult, but it is vital to protect our communities. To give back to all of the families currently homeschooling & everyone out there practicing safe social distancing, Air Ambulance Northern Ireland have created a Boredom Buster Pack!
Download Your Free Boredom Buster Pack!