Physical and mental wellbeing is something we all need to be aware of. We've gathered some resources to help you look after your health, from home schooling activities to local support services.
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Get Involved: Wellbeing Initiatives
Clear Your Head - Healthier Scotland Campaign
The coronavirus pandemic has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling. It’s ok to not feel yourself right now.
The Clear Your Head campaign has been created to raise awareness and offer practical tips and ideas to individuals to take steps to help cope with stress, pressure and anxiety during these times even while many of us are enjoying being out and about more; reminding them these feelings are natural and being experienced by many. We'll be supporting this campaign both inside our business and on our social media channels.
Visit the Clear Your Head website for more info on how to take part.
Home School - Activities and Learning
Download our fun activity packs!
We're all still getting used to home schooling, so here are some resources to help.
Download our activity packs with fun colouring in and puzzles for all the family.
Local Mental Health Support
Mental health support groups and projects across Fife, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus
Sam's Cafe/SAMH Going Forth - Currently offering phone support in Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy
Andy's Man Club - Talking group for men in Dunfermline
Andy's Man Club - Talking group for men in St Andrews
PLUS Perth - Improving the lives of people living in Perth & Kinross who have experienced mental distress.
PKAVS - Supports unpaid carers, people recovering from mental illness and minority communities, and works to strengthen the voluntary sector in Perth & Kinross.
Andy's Man Club - Talking group for men in Perth
Dundee & Angus
Feeling Strong - Support for Young People in Dundee.
Healthy Minds Network - An engagement platform for people with experience of mental health challenges and their unpaid carers.
Andy's Man Club - Talking group for men in Dundee
Confidential support and advice for people in crisis or supporting someone through crisis
If you need an ambulance, please call 999 immediately.
Confidential support lines:
Samaritans helpline - 116 123 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87 (Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am and Weekends: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am)
Childline - 0800 1111 (9am–3:30am every day)
Coping with depression and suicidal thoughts:
Support in Mind Scotland - Coping with suicidal thoughts
SAMH - Understanding Depression
Advice for supporting someone through a crisis:
Mind Scotland - Help in a Crisis
Breathing Space - What to do if someone talks about suicide
Support in Mind Scotland - Helping someone who is suicidal
Forth & Tay Bridges
We're working with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership to help prevent suicides.
Over the years our staff have had first-hand experience of crisis situations at the bridges.
- We're providing Mental Health First Aider training to key staff
- We're encouraging staff to join in with mental health and wellbeing initiatives
Wellbeing for Keyworkers
Tips for managing stress during Covid-19
When you're busy putting the health of others first, it's easy to forget to make time for self care.
- Delegate if you can - if you have another adult in your household, ask them if they can take on some extra tasks so you can have some Me Time
- Find a small thing which relaxes you and allocate five minutes to it every day - take a hot shower, play a game, or just sit down somewhere quiet with your eyes shut
- Focus on your breathing when things get tense - deep breath, calm mind
- Put on our chillout Spotify playlist (coming soon!) and go for a walk around your neighbourhood