MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Journeying through these recent times we have had to face changes that for many of us have placed additional strains and pressure on daily life. Contained in the information below you will find some resources that we think may be useful in looking after our emotional health and well-being.

call us

We'd love to talk to you. Call us on 0121 501 3542
9am - 1pm | Mon - Fri

Devotionals

Please visit our devotionals page for short videos that will help you through the day.

PRAYER

We'd love to pray for you. Visit our 'Say One For Me' page & leave a prayer request.

RESOURCES

FOODBANK / money worries

We understand that during this time finances and food resources could be difficult to come by. If you are struggling to be able to provide food for your family please visit our foodbank page and / or ring 0121 501 3542 Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm. Foodbank link

Life Centre Debt Advice – 01384 442 375    www.lifecentredebtadvice.org.uk  

WORKING FOR THE NHS

Under Pressure Together
We have help and resources available for people working in health and social care. Our Under Pressure Together initiative will provide you with links and resources which we believe will help you. Please sign up by clicking the following link: Signup for Under Pressure Together.

Association of Christian Counsellors
The
Association of Christian Counsellors are offering free counselling for NHS workers impacted by COVID-19 including for all medical staff and those in ancillary roles in an NHS setting (e.g. nursing assistants, cleaners, porters, paramedics and anyone working within ambulance services. For more information and a referral form visit www.acc-uk.org

FAMILIES & Relationships

We realise that family life and relationships can be difficult and especially so in the current season we are in, so if you are feeling that you’d like some help / tips please call us on 0121 501 3542 Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm and / or look at the resources below.

Care for the family 
careforthefamily.org.uk

Tips for parents during the COVID-19 crisis (Video 2 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XzSkEvDQy4

Conflict and Relationships – Sue and Chris Moncton Rickets (Video)
https://youtu.be/1bh61q2lhWc

Parenting podcast 1 – Highs and Lows of Lockdown (Audio) 
Parenting – Highs And Lows Of Lockdown link.mp3

Parenting podcast 2 – Home Schooling (Audio) 
Parenting – Home Schooling link.mp3

MENTAL HEALTH | ANXIETY | WORRY

Lighthouse Counselling

Lighthouse Counselling are offering free telephone support sessions lasting 30-50mins to people who are experiencing anxiety or mental health issues. They are offering some solution focussed coping mechanisms to support mental or emotional wellbeing, signposting and offering prayer support when requested.

There will be a follow up call a week later where agreed by email admin@lighthousecounselling.org or leave a message on 01384 239 222 or via web chat www.LighthouseCounselling.org.

The following videos are from Spring Harvest 2020 

Well-Being – Patrick Regan and Sue Monckton Rickets (Video 1hr 2m)
https://youtu.be/7QrHpo4pK64

Tackling Depression – Patrick Regan (Video)
https://youtu.be/7Lm95QEQ4iw

Tackling Anxiety – Patrick Regan (Video)
https://youtu.be/sWr59-fbA-I 

NHS Anxiety Tips
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

PHYSICAL HEALTH

Getting in shape is hard to do in lockdown. You can be tempted to ‘relax’, watch tv and generally not exercise. For many of us exercise has previously been built into our day but Covid-19 has changed that for many. The following links can help you to stay in shape and stick to a regular routine. As the saying goes, “Healthy body, healthy mind”.

Click below links for into and some home workout videos

(Video) https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/

https://theconversation.com/how-to-stay-fit-and-active-at-home-during-the-coronavirus-self-isolation-134044

https://www.eufic.org/en/healthy-living/article/7-tips-to-keep-healthy-while-in-isolation-or-quarantine-covid-19

BEREAVEMENT

The Association of Christian Counsellors are offing up to 10 sessions of counselling support via telephone or online  to anyone who has been bereaved during this time, whether or not the bereavement is due to Covid 19 infection. For more information and referral form visit www.acc-uk.org.

Good Grief – Duncan Malcom (Video) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5FQIW0yUuI

Coping With the Death Of A Loved One
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50238/wellbeing_during_the_coronavirus_covid-19/2143/coping_with_the_death_of_a_loved_on

Edward’s Trust have been supporting bereaved children and families across the West Midlands for over 30 years and are available for you to contact if you need their support. http://edwardstrust.keanebuild19.uk/corona-virus/

WORKING FROM HOME

How to actually work when you’re working from home (Video 3m 09s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZiBugq4ts

Work from home productivity tips (Video 18m 21s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLBYYdg0sfs

Coronavirus: Five Ways To Work Well From Home
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51868894

Tips to Avoid Burnout
https://hbr.org/2020/04/3-tips-to-avoid-wfh-burnout

SAFEGUARDING

AT LIFECENTRAL CHURCH SAFEGUARDING IS A PRIORITY
If you have a safeguarding concern you can phone 0121 501 3542 and ask to speak to one of the safeguarding coordinators. An after hours mobile number is available.

thirtyone:eight are an independent Christian safeguarding charity. 

thirtyone:eight 24 hr HELPLINE:
0303 003 11 1

Thirtyone-eight

Domestic Abuse – If your home isn’t your safe place we can help (Video 1min)
https://youtu.be/ks9v7UrrSW8