Health and Wellbeing

Exercise

Everyone is still spending a lot more time at home. As lockdown is eased the rules are changing around where you can exercise. Everyone is still spending more time at home and it is having an impact on how or if we exercise. In fact physical activity is more important than ever right now. Being active in a way that is right for you can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.

NHS Fitness Studio.
NHS | 21 April 20

Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.

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One You
NHS | 21 April 20

Getting exercise doesn't need to be difficult – you don't even need to leave the house! Clear some space in the living room and give our easy 10-minute workouts a go.

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New guidelines for Exercise
| 21 April 20

Currently you are able to go for a walk, run or cycle as often as you want with people from a second household, as long as you are not in large groups and are at least 2m apart. People can also exercise in groups, with up to 30 people being allowed to play sport outside at once. This means exercise classes, team games, such as cricket, and sports clubs can meet, but only if they are organised and supervised. Swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres have also now reopened.

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Mental Health

During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to take care of your mind as well as your body. NHS One You: Every Mind Matters have provided advice to help people stay on top of their mental wellbeing and cope with the challenges and anxieties of this period while staying at home. Every mind matters. Senior psychologists from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are offering advice and guidance to help people take care of their mental health during the coronavirus crisis – and beyond.

Health in mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing these kinds of emotional or psychological difficulties

Mindfulness exercises for children.

Mindfullness
NHS | 21 April 20

NHS Mindfulness paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.

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Supporting your child's mental health
Young Minds | 25 August 20

Tips, advice and where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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Supporting your child's mental health
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust | 25 August 20

Parents can feel very alone when trying to help a child with a mental health problem. However, there is a lot they can do to help, and to look after their own wellbeing in the process

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Addiction

The coronavirus outbreak has led to many of us having to adapt to a lifestyle that is completely unfamiliar. For people experiencing alcohol and substance abuse issues, this situation can be incredibly challenging.

It’s really important that we all follow the official advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and avoid meeting anyone we don’t live with. This will save lives. You can help keep yourself safe by staying in touch with your friends online or by phone rather than meeting up. This entry was last updated: 21st April, 2020

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We’re continually updating this website in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a list of helpful links for parents.