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...

Bereavement support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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bereavement - Bereavement support during the COVID-19 Pandemic Through the COVID-19 pandemic, many, many people are going to be affected by the impact of someone passing away. This may or may not be related to COVID-19. Individuals, families, cultures, religious beliefs or none, when someone close to you dies, there are certain rituals that are part of your process of mourning. In these...

COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time

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pic chat 900x600 - COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time READ OUR FAQ'S HERE Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: In line with Government advice, on 20th March 2020 we closed our Health and Wellbeing centres, including Hampton Pool, and froze all memberships. As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not...

COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time

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pic chat 900x600 - COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time READ OUR FAQ’S HERE Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: In line with Government advice, on 20th March 2020 we closed our Health and Wellbeing centres, including Hampton Pool, and froze all memberships. As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not an easy...

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…

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YMCA London woman winter Or that’s what we are lead to believe... Christmas - For some it may be, for some it isn’t and for some it’s somewhere in between. However, for all its hard to avoid. Step outside your door and you are met with images of merriment, happiness and fun. Stay inside and many adverts will be...