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Welcome to the first Chemistry 'Wellbeing Bulletin' 27/04/2020.

Its aim is to provide support for our own wellbeing and that of our families, friends and colleagues during this time. Some of the information may be new and some may be reminders. If you have anything you feel would be useful to share in this bulletin please email me with the link/details.

Wellbeing links

Every Mind MattersĀ  - focuses on mental wellbeing whilst staying at home including advice on staying connected with others, planning practical things, talking about any worries and looking after your body.

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing - The charity Mind website provides 'practical advice for staying at home' and a checklist for doing so.

Carers UK - has advice on 'protecting your mental wellbeing' with a suggested wellbeing action plan to support keeping calm and well.

How can I connect with others?

  • A ChemConnect Microsoft Teams chat group has been set up for assistant staff to stay in touch with each other. Just ask if you're not sure how to access it.
  • Zoom is being widely used for meetings, chats and quizzes amongst families, friends and colleagues. Don't forget the video is optional! A regular Zoom teabreak takes place every Tues and Thurs 10.45am - 11am, all welcome to pop on for a quick catch up (Meeting ID: 791 995 010, password: teabreak).
  • Whilst whatsapp (and other apps) can be a great way to check in with others, it can be overwhelming to have 20+ messages to scroll through since you checked 5 minutes ago! The BBC advice is to build in time away from social media.

Don't forget:

National Theatre Home - world class theatre online

BBC Bitesize Home - online support for primary and secondary school aged children

Stay in, Work out - join Sport England for ways to keep or get active.

Stay safe and healthy.


Chemistry Wellbeing Advocate