Time to Talk
Well, I think it’s safe to say it has been a bit of a year hasn’t it? Given the enormity of what has happened in such a short space of time, it can be easy to feel isolated and alienated from the world around us. Depression, everything is too big and just too much to deal with. I hope you take on board this next statement – you are not alone.
Not only are you not alone in feeling this way, but there is also support out there to help you. Loneliness, isolation and depression are not unique to these tumultuous times, but they have certainly been exacerbated by it. Feeling down or low is something we all go through from time to time and the resources below could help you find ways to guard against these entirely normal feelings progressing to long-term depression or anxiety. Mental and physical health are not separate, they are part of one whole, you. However, at People to Places our mission is to empower people with mobility issues to lead full lives. This could be our Dial-a-Ride service or a short or long-term hire of one of our scooters from our Maidenhead or Windsor Shopmobility sites. Beyond physical mobility, we want to make sure that our community has access to resources that can help their mental health. We hope that the suggestions below offer you a helping hand to feeling happy, healthy and whole.
The Mental Health Foundation
This initiative has been created in response to the pandemic. This is a useful, one-stop-shop, for a whole host of information about mental health; how to spot the signs you need a bit of help, how to use tools such as mindfulness, what you can do to aid sleep. They also offer their guides as printed booklets, so you don’t have to rely on just reading from their website.
Our beloved NHS have a mountain of resources for you to peruse