Looking after your health and wellbeing
Thursday, December 17, 2020
How are you? You may get asked that question rarely, or every day. But how often do you answer truthfully. How are you really?
2020 was a very difficult year for so many of us. If you are feeling tired, or you think your mental or physical health has suffered, the New Year could be a good time to take stock and see what you can do to look after yourself.
Stress and mental health
The past year has been particularly stressful for a lot of us. As well as managing all of our usual commitments during the pandemic, it has directly affected us in so many different ways.
Whether it’s adjusting to working from home, changing how we work and do day to day activities, some of us have lost jobs, and some of us have lost loved ones.
There’s information on The Nottinghamshire Mind website about ways you can stay well and what you can do to support yourself if you need help. Looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and the two are strongly connected.
Helping you Improve your physical fitness: Your Health, Your Way
A free service available to people in Nottinghamshire (not including Nottingham City), Your Health Your Way can help you to:
- get more active
- eat healthier
- lose weight
- drink less
- quite smoking
Support is available by telephone, Zoom, with some face to face options following Covid-19 guidance, after the national lockdown has ended.
To check if you are eligible, and for more information, please visit the Your Health Your Way website.
Additional free services for workplaces in Ashfield and Bassetlaw and jobseekers in Ashfield
The Travel Choice team are offering free wellbeing checks to people looking for work in the Ashfield area, as well as workplaces that engage with the scheme in Ashfield and Bassetlaw, which will be delivered after the national lockdown period has ended.
The checks are carried out by qualified Healthy Lifestyle Advisers and will follow Covid-19 guidance. They take just half an hour to complete.
For more information, please visit our FREE wellbeing checks webpage.
Cycling is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. Free bike maintenance and adult cycle training is also available to engaged workplaces in Ashfield and Bassetlaw and jobseekers in Ashfield. For more details please see our ‘Dr Bike’ webpage and adult cycle training webpage.