Creating Wellness Course: Support your mental wellbeing

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creating wellness stones 900x600 - Creating Wellness Course: Support your mental wellbeing During this lockdown, why not use your extra time to upskill and learn techniques that will help you strengthen your mental wellbeing.  As things become increasingly challenging and uncertain, it is now more important to be kind to & look after yourself. We understand that physical activity is one great way to supporting your mental health, and that is why we have already provided a variety...

O’ Fitness Tree: An Active Advent Calendar

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O fitness tree small 900x600 - O' Fitness Tree: An Active Advent Calendar As a small token of our appreciation for all the support you’ve shown us over this difficult year, we’ve put together 24 days of Christmas fitness and mindfulness mini-challenges that will get the happy endorphins flowing to get your feel-good fix this month. Now, we’re not saying you should give up your chocolate advent calendar: that’s a...

My wellbeing, a pandemic and changing seasons…

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mental health 900x600 - My wellbeing, a pandemic and changing seasons... Here is a blog written by our head of counselling, Sheridan, as she shares her thoughts on entering a new season whilst still dealing with a pandemic and what is best practice for our mental wellbeing moving forward. I remember the slight feeling of apprehension and excitement of working from home back in March, thinking,...

A little giving goes a long way

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choir image 900x600 - A little giving goes a long way Since lockdown was first announced in March, we have been blown away by the kindness of our members, supporters, residents, staff and service users. As a charity that supports vulnerable young adults and communities across London, these generous donations has been paramount throughout lockdown and has helped enable our front line workers provide housing to...

The Easing of Lockdown

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lockdown - The Easing of Lockdown Transitions are part of our lives whether they are small daily transitions such as from work to home, collecting children from school weekdays to weekends. Other transitions and more significant larger transitions happen at times throughout our lives, such as separation, divorce, bereavement, children leaving home, retirement or redundancy. To a greater or lesser degree...

Feeding Our Residents

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open kitchen main 900x600 - Feeding Our Residents A huge thank you to OpenKitchen! Open Kitchens is a national food solution that brings together restaurants & their communities to fund, produce & deliver free meals to those in need. How it works it that restaurants volunteer to open their kitchens & work for free to cook meals for those in need in their...

We are going online! Live Virtual Classes are now available

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IMG 4628 900x600 - We are going online! Live Virtual Classes are now available YMCA St Paul's Group Health and Wellbeing are pleased to announce that we are launching virtual online classes. No matter your ability, age or location you can join us online from the comfort of your home. Our qualified fitness instructors will lead you through classes via Zoom. From the 1st of June, we will have...

Guidance for Domestic Abuse during COVID -19

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domestic violence 800x450 1 - Guidance for Domestic Abuse during COVID -19 COVID-19/Coronavirus: Safety tips for survivors Q. How do I know if I’m experiencing abuse? Domestic abuse isn’t always physical – it’s a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour that can also be emotional, economic, psychological or sexual. Abuse is a choice a perpetrator makes and isolation is already used by many perpetrators as a...

How to manage depression during COVID-19

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Depression Symptoms 722x406 1 - How to manage depression during COVID-19 What can help me to manage my depression? Talk to others, tell others how you are feeling. You do not have to see them in person, you can use online platforms or phone if necessary. Try and focus on an activity you enjoy. This may be something you’ve always enjoyed or it may be something...