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This is a small daily dose of well-being for you.

This site is a caring and self-care space. A space to help you to look after yourself, for your well-being and happiness. Dip into any of the pages on this site and you will find resources to support your mental health and well-being.


For tips and activities to help manage any sleep issues, which can happen as a response to the stresses of the home confinement period, please visit the sleeping tips page.


The resources on this site are a set of skills to learn, like any other skills you have acquired or sports activities you have taken part in. So, as with any exercise, take it gently. Be kind to yourself, notice what you are experiencing, reflect on what you are feeling. Practise regularly to get the best health benefits for you.

So take a gentle dip into well-being. The explore well-being  page gives you information on all the sections of the site, for you to explore at your leisure. The coping skills page gives you some immediate resources to try out, that can be very helpful in times of stress.

Enjoy the journey 🙂

You can explore all the site links, at the top, side and bottom of this page.

MARCH 2020 SITE UPDATE: This site has been updated in March 2020 to help provide support in the current period of uncertainty and rapid changes, to provide psychosocial resilience. For example, for everyone who is in home confinement (WHO 2016). Please look at the understanding stress page to gain more information about this update, and the additional dimensions of stress that may negatively impact us at this  challenging time.


Well-being Community Messages and Resources

support1The well-being community page has links to additional well-being resources from other organisations who are focused on providing support in this period.

PLEASE SEND ANY WELL-BEING COMMUNITY MESSAGES AND RESOURCES so they can be uploaded on the community page on this site TO SUPPORT OTHERS. 

Please send any resources, tips, ideas and activities you are using for the current home confinement period and the psychosocial challenges we are all facing together. Also please send any well-being resources that have been designed by organisations you know about, for the current context.  These resources will be posted on this site, to share with the community, on the  the well-being community messages page.

Please use the contact page to share these resources.

Working together can help all of us to get through.

SOURCE: World Health Organization 2016


References

Crane, R.2017. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. London and New York. Routledge.

Fisher, P. 2009. Metacognitive Therapy. London and New York. Routledge.

Flaxman, P.E., Blackledge, J.T. and Bond, F.W. 2011. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. London and New York. Routledge.

Hayes, S.C. and Hofmann, S.G .2017. The third wave of cognitive behaviour therapy and the rise of processed-based care. World Psychiatry, 16 (3), pp.245-246.

Kabat-Zinn, J. 1994. Wherever you go there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. New York, NY. Hyperion.

Keng, S., Smoski, M.J and Robins, C.J. 2011. Effects of Mindfulness on psychological health: a review of empirical studies. Clin Psychol Rev, 31 (6), pp. 1041-1056.

Swales, M.A. and Heard, H.L. 2017. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. London and New York. Routledge.

World Health Organization. 2016. Guidance for managing ethical issues in infectious disease outbreaks. Geneva. World Health Organization.