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.
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Please visit our devotionals page for short videos that will help you through the day.
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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
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
Tips for parents during the COVID-19 crisis (Video 2 mins)
Conflict and Relationships – Sue and Chris Moncton Rickets (Video)
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 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.
The following videos are from Spring Harvest 2020
Well-Being – Patrick Regan and Sue Monckton Rickets (Video 1hr 2m)
Tackling Depression – Patrick Regan (Video)
Tackling Anxiety – Patrick Regan (Video)
Looking at Mental Health - with Erin Doherty
A Lifecentral Video Resource
Erin Doherty is a Senior Lead Nurse for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and a member of Lifecentral Church. In these videos, Erin looks at three aspects of mental health – Anxiety, Wellbeing and Depression, and provides valuable insights in to how we can look after ourselves.
VIDEO 1 - ANXIETY
VIDEO 2 - WELLBEING
VIDEO 3 - LOW MOOD & DEPRESSION
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
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)
Coping With the Death Of A Loved One
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)
Work from home productivity tips (Video 18m 21s)
Coronavirus: Five Ways To Work Well From Home
Tips to Avoid Burnout
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.
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