Anxiety

NOCS Charity based in Blandford Forum

A bit outside our area but worth featuring I think. https://nocscharity.com/ “NOCS provides support, development opportunities and fun for people with high levels of social anxiety and difficulties with social interaction, particularly due to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), such as Asperger’s, or mental health challenges.”   “Through our games clubs, drop-in centre and volunteering opportunities, …

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Farming Community Network -Action and Research on Loneliness

https://fcn.org.uk/blog/2022/02/16/new-heritage-project-to-help-address-loneliness-in-farming-and-rural-areas/ https://fcn.org.uk/research/ A new research pilot developed by the University of Edinburgh and supported by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity hopes to help address loneliness in rural areas – and reacquaint people with farming’s exciting heritage. The Farmers Take 30 Together Virtual (T30TV) pilot invites participants from across the UK to escape, explore and …

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ParenTalk Virtual Peer Support Group

https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/healthvisiting/parentalk-virtual-peer-support-group Are you a parent with mild-moderate anxiety, depression or low mood, with a child under five years of age? The ParentTalk group is here to help – Dad’s Groups and Mum’s Groups “Join the new virtual peer support group for parent and infant wellbeing support. The group explores the emotional wellbeing of both parent and …

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Looking after yourself this Christmas

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/blog/awareness/looking-after-your-mental-health-this-christmas This is a very helpful article: Not just the Samaritan’s, SHOUT text contact details etc. (See Urgent page also) but help for: Eating Disorders LGBTQ+ Anxiety about the Pandemic situation and ways to cope Domestic Abuse Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Mental Health North Dorset Help and Peer Support.

Scrapbooking, art, depression, and anxiety: how creativity can aid mindfulness

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/blog/awareness/scrapbooking-art-depression-and-anxiety-how-creativity-can-aid-mindfulness If you struggle with yoga, meditation or even taking slow nature walks some simple arts and crafts could be your key to mindfulness and calm. This is a very interesting, inspirational and useful article with lots of ideas to get you started and the evidence behind ‘self-art’ as therapy.

Participants aged 16-24 required for study on anxiety and dance. Free online dance classes for 8 weeks.

https://www.dance-connect.co.uk/ A Study on how dance may improve the health of young people living with anxiety. “Are you interested in joining our dance classes?  We would like to hear from young people aged 16-24 who are living in the UK and currently experiencing anxiety who would like to join us for 8 weeks of online …

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