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Alcohol Awareness Week

This week (16 – 20 November) is Alcohol Awareness Week, and this year’s campaign focuses on the link between alcohol and mental health. There is no doubt that this year has been more challenging than usual, causing more stress and anxiety, which in turn can lead us to drink more alcohol. This strain on our […]


Autumn/Winter 2020 magazine is now available!

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2020 edition of the Community Living Well magazine. We hope you have been keeping safe and well during this difficult time. The situation regarding Covid-19 and lockdown is changing all the time, which is bringing a lot of uncertainty to our lives. We wanted to include articles that provide practical help […]


Employment During Second Lockdown

Now that we have entered the second national lockdown of the year, many of us are feeling worried or anxious about the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the affects it is having on our lives. One of the biggest worries comes if you cannot work due to the lockdown restrictions, so we’ve compiled the latest information […]


Latest Workshops and Groups

Although we can’t offer our usual face-to-face meetings at the moment, our Talking Therapies and Peer Support teams are offering online alternatives. There is a range of groups, workshops and webinars for you to get involved in if you are feeling anxious, stressed or isolated. Living Well Workshops These weekly workshops provide a safe and […]


World Mental Health Day 2020

Saturday 10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day. This year has been particularly difficult for all of us; the pandemic and months of lockdown restrictions have had a massive impact on our daily lives as well as our mental health. The Mental Health Foundation has been conducting research throughout the pandemic on how people […]


Men’s Mental Health

While many of the same difficulties are experienced by both men and women, there is a difference in the way they address them. Here we look at the importance of men’s mental health and how to support someone who may need it… Women tend to be more open in discussing their feelings, whereas men have […]


Keeping your mind and body fit

We often think of mental and physical health as two separate things, but the truth is, they are very closely linked. When we feel good physically, we tend to feel more positive and better about life – it is important to keep your mind and body fit. Things that can be good for our physical […]


Sleep and anxiety

There are plenty of benefits to a good night’s sleep. However, we sometimes find ourselves tossing and turning with feelings of dread and unease. If you find yourself in this position, there are some simple things you can do to help manage your sleep and anxiety. Why can’t I sleep? Many people suffer from sleep […]


Overcoming back to work anxiety

If you have been working from home since lockdown began, it is likely that you have not set foot into your office. As lockdown continues to ease and we are settling into a ‘new normal’, you may be feeling anxious about having to return to work. Thoughts around whether it is safe to commute or […]


Tips for mental wellbeing during the ‘new normal’

With lockdown easing, it may feel like we are taking significant steps back to normal life (or ‘new normal’). However, as official advice continually changes, many of us may feel like we are riding an ‘emotional rollercoaster’. You might be feeling reluctant or anxious to take the first trip on public transport, or going to […]


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