Every Mind Matters Resources
The COVID-19 outbreak may cause all sorts of feelings such as anxiety, stress, worry, sadness, helplessness. It’s important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently to different events.
We have a number of helpful tools to help manage your stress and anxiety to help you to look after yourself. You can take the Your Mind Plan quiz today and receive personalised advice and tips on how to help look after your mental health and wellbeing
Eat Well Support
Our One You advisors are currently working hard to offer continuing support to help people across the city to eat healthily and maintain a healthier lifestyles despite the limitations on the services we can offer.
We can offer you 1-to-1 telephone appointments from our Advisors who will advise and support you on a range of topics from tips to avoid over snacking, using healthier alternatives as well as getting you to think about your overall diet.
We are planning our Eat Well courses for the rest of the year so watch this space for announcements of new dates once restrictions are lifted.
For information and support call the team today on 01752 437177 or you can email us and we can contact you at a time to suit you.
NHS Choices 12 Week Plan
The NHS choices website also has a 12 week plan to help you lose weight safely – and keep it off. The plan is designed to help you lose weight at a safe rate of 0.5kg to 1kg (1lb to 2lb) each week by sticking to a daily calorie allowance and its features include:
Promotion of safe and sustainable weight loss
Helping you to learn to make healthier food choices
Getting support from our HealthUnlocked online community
A weekly progress chart
Exercise plans to help you lose weight
Learning skills to prevent weight regain
You can find out more about the plan and other support resources via the Eat well page of our website
New One You Plymouth Blog
The One You Plymouth website has a brand new feature….. we’ve launched a new One You Plymouth blog to help with hints and tips on all things health and wellbeing to help you during these uncertain times. The first article from Rachel around healthy eating is live now with updates coming all the time.
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates of new blog articles
Shop 4 Plymouth Online Marketplace Launches
You can now shop locally with independent Plymouth retailers from the safety of your home following the launch of a new online marketplace.
You can buy everything you need – from food and drink to gifts – on Shop 4 Plymouth, which showcases local traders that are open and following Government guidelines, or which are now offering a delivery service instead.
The initiative in response to the COVID-19 crisis has been a team effort by the Plymouth City Centre Company and the City Council, with support from Plymouth Waterfront Partnership.
Sun Awareness Week
The 4th to the 10th May is Sun Awareness Week. With the lovely sunny weather we’ve been having recently hopefully looking to continue for many weeks to come its important to remember your sun safety
This year will be mostly an online campaign aimed at encouraging people to regularly self-examine for skin cancer and secondly to teach people about the dangers of sunburn and excessive tanning, and to discourage people from using sunbeds, in light of the associated risks of skin cancer.
Other Upcoming Campaigns
5th May is Global Hand Hygiene Day/Clean Hands Day, a day to promote good hand hygiene which during the current COVID-19 outbreak is more impartant than ever to help prevent infections and illnesses spreading
18th – 24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week which this year has a theme of ‘kindness’,
celebrating the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. It will also aim to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
31st May is World No Tobacco Day which this year will focus on protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.