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On-line Library Activities

Dorset Council Libraries have many activities for wellbeing to keep you occupied during lockdown. See https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/library-services-during-covid-19/dorset-libraries-online-activities-and-events.aspx Briefly the weekly calendar for adults looks like this: Mon PM – Activities on Facebook page each week with ideas to support physical and mental health from creative activities to physical challenges. https://www.facebook.com/DorsetLibraries/ Tues AM – On Facebook, informal

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Frontline 19

Is a Free, Confidential and Independent emotional support service for frontline workers. This includes: Doctors Nurses Auxiliary staff Paramedics Ambulance drivers Midwives Social Workers Care Home Staff Firefighters Police Officers Teaching Staff See http://www.frontline19.com

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CHRONIC PAIN

FIBROMYALGIA CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/ME The Vale Primary Care Network (Blackmore Vale and Gillingham Medical Practices) with their Health Champions and Social Prescribing teams are setting up a Telephone Support/Chat Group. All you need is a telephone – landline or mobile – to take part in a friendly facilitated group chat session. You do not need

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Resources to Help you Cope

The resources available for mental health have grown considerably since the first lockdown from most of the organisations, both local and national. The Recovery Education Centre have Podcasts, Webinars, Videos, Study Groups and Home Learning Packs. A new Spring Calendar will be released shortly. Look at https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services-hospitals/REC Steps to Wellbeing have a range of resources

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THE HEADSTRONG PROJECT

The Headstrong people have been very active lately and are providing lots to help during lockdown. 7.30 pm Club Every Wednesday at HOPE on Longmead Estate. IN PERSON WITH STRICT COVID RULES The Friday Zoom Club – every Friday 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm relaxed chat about anything with Dan. Also scavenger hunts whilst the

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SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

This is taken from a guide I wrote for the Peer Support Group a couple of years ago: Don’t put unreasonable pressure on yourself to be happy. If you do feel happy then acknowledge it. Seek out people who make you feel better (this year by phone or online) and avoid people who contribute to

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CHRISTMAS HELP

Please look at Urgent pages if you are in desperate need of help. Also remember Clic, a UK-wide online peer support service, free and friendly and monitored 24 hours a day. Create an account at http://clic-uk.org Or go to: http://www.sidebyside.mind.org.uk an online community. Look at, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TimetoTalkUK Parents and carers – see National support page and

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New Bereavement Service

Dorset Open Door is a new Dorset support service from the CCG, Dorset Healthcare Foundation Trust, Dorset Mental Health Forum, and 3rd party organisations which has been set up for those who have been bereaved during Covid-19 and also for families who are bereaved by suicide. Dorset Open Door is a first point of contact

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