Virtual wellbeing events
Want to improve your wellbeing and develop healthy habits during these challenging times? We know the latest COVID-19 national restrictions are having a negative impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people across our community and we want to help.
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) recently hosted a series of virtual events to support members of the public and our staff to look after their wellbeing.
The practical events covered topics like how you can plan your day, getting a good night’s sleep, healthy eating, mindfulness and tackling loneliness and depression.
The events, which last around 30 minutes, were led by experts from the trust. You can watch a recording of each of the sessions for free using the links below.
Support for your mental health
If you feel like you need support for your mental health please visit Therapy For You, the IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) service for South Essex. The service offers online video therapy courses, with sessions that deal with a wide range of feelings and symptoms. The service also helps you to access Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Counsellors and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists both remotely and in person.
Our mental health crisis line provides support and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you, a family member, or a friend are in crisis and need help, please dial 111 and select option 2 for mental health crisis.
Developing a routine
How to plan your day and develop routines during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT
How to practice mindful relaxation during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Getting a good night’s sleep
How to get a good night’s sleep during lockdown, led by Sharon Green, Manager and Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Looking after yourself
Looking after yourself during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Simple ways to cope with stress during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Keeping fit during lockdown, led by Mobolaji Lewis, Head of Physiotherapy, EPUT
Caring for children and supporting them to learn during lockdown, led by Wonder Olusina, Speech Language Therapist, EPUT
Depression and loneliness
Coping with low mood, depression and loneliness during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Coping with anxiety during lockdown, led by Michelle Duffy, Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Using online resources for meaningful activity and connection with others during lockdown, led by Ruth Hill, Occupational Therapist, EPUT
Practical guide to easy exercises during lockdown, led by Alexandra Harrison, Senior Physiotherapist, EPUT
People with lived experience sharing their lockdown coping strategies, chaired by Sarah Sprackling, AHP Lead for mental Health and Learning Disability, EPUT
Caring for your feet
Caring for your feet, led by Connie Sibona, Podiatrist
Maintaining wellbeing post lock down and series round up, led by Glenn Westrop Deputy Chief AHP, EPUT