Virtual wellbeing events during lockdown

Want to improve your wellbeing and develop healthy habits during lockdown? 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) is hosting a series of virtual events to support members of the public and our staff to look after their wellbeing during the next few weeks.

The practical events will cover topics like how you can plan your day, getting a good night’s sleep, healthy eating, mindfulness and tackling loneliness and depression.

The events will be led by experts from the trust and will each be around 30 minutes long during lunchtime. They will be free to join – all you need is a device (laptop, tablet or phone) and a good internet connection.

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.

See more details about how you can support your mental health.

 

Thursday 12 November, 12:30

How to plan your day and develop routines during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT

Watch a recording of the event

 

Friday 13 November, 12:30

How to practice mindful relaxation during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT

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Monday 16 November, 12:30

How to get a good night’s sleep during lockdown, led by Sharon Green, Manager and Occupational Therapist, EPUT

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Tuesday 17 November, 12:30

Looking after yourself during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT

Watch a recording of the event

 

Thursday 19 November, 12:30

Simple ways to cope with stress during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT

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Friday 20 November, 12:30

Keeping fit during lockdown, led by Mobolaji Lewis, Head of Physiotherapy, EPUT

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Monday 23 November, 12:30

Caring for children and supporting them to learn during lockdown, led by Wonder Olusina, Speech Language Therapist, EPUT

Watcha a recording of the event

 

Tuesday 24 November, 12:30

Coping with low mood, depression and loneliness during lockdown, led by Simon McVay, Head Occupational Therapist, EPUT

Watch a recording of the event

 

Wednesday 25 November, 12:30

Coping with anxiety during lockdown, led by Michelle Duffy, Occupational Therapist, EPUT

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Thursday 26 November, 12:30

Using online resources for meaningful activity and connection with others during lockdown, led by Ruth Hill, Occupational Therapist, EPUT

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Friday 27 November, 12:30

Practical guide to easy exercises during lockdown, led by Alexandra Harrison, Senior Physiotherapist, EPUT

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Monday 30 November, 12:30

People with lived experience sharing their lockdown coping strategies, chaired by Sarah Sprackling, AHP Lead for mental Health and Learning Disability, EPUT

Watch a recording of the event

 

Tuesday 1 December, 12:30

Caring for your feet, led by Connie Sibona, Podiatrist

Use this link to join the event

 

Wednesday 2 December, 12:30

Maintaining wellbeing post lock down and series round up, led by Glenn Westrop Deputy Chief AHP, EPUT

Use this link to join the event