Spring is coming and lockdown is slowly easing. Hopefully, March will bring us more opportunities…
Lockdown makes it hard for us to stay mentally healthy. Isolation, uncertainty and changes to our normal routines are all difficult to deal with. SHASBAH have put together a resource list of places to look for help during lockdown 2.0. Don’t forget that we are also available for welfare chats – get in touch if you are struggling. You’re not alone.
1. Back up Trust
Back Up Trust support those living with a spinal cord injury and their family members. They offer mentoring with trained mentors who know what it’s like to have a spinal cord injury.
MIND is a well-known mental health charity. They have an online, moderated forum which acts as an open and welcoming space to talk about your mental health and connect with people who understand what you’re going through.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies offers a range of free psychological therapies online. They have a 9 week Mindfulness course which has been developed specifically to help those living with a physical health condition. IAPT also offer one-to-one therapy, online or via phone call, with a Psychological Wellness Practitioner.
IAPT is part of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.