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.

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

 

Developing a routine

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

Watch a recording of the event

 

Relaxation

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

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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

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Looking after yourself

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

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Stress

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

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Fitness

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

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Young people

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

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Depression and loneliness

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

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Anxiety

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

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Helpful resources

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

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Easy exercises

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

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Coping strategies

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

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Caring for your feet

Caring for your feet, led by Connie Sibona, Podiatrist

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Wellbeing

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

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