Wales, we're here for you!
20 March 2020, 15:51 | Updated: 26 June 2020, 17:12
Here at Heart North and Mid Wales we are committed to helping you Turn up the Feel Good!
We also know how important it is to help each other during challenging times.
Take a look at the information on services available across North and Mid Wales, including links to support groups and top tips for re-adjusting to working from home.
HEART'S HOMETOWN HEROES
There's some great work happening around our region as communities pull together. Friday 26th June marked 100 days since the National Emergencies Trust’s first appeal for those most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In this time, the NET has raised more than £82 million and counting – and has distributed more than £51 million of this to Community Foundations supporting vital frontline efforts including a lot across North and Mid Wales.
One of the recipients of this money is the Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound, North Wales – they’ve been supporting people with sensory loss during the pandemic – sharing information that otherwise might be missed, and answering any questions members of this community may have.
Sarah Thomas from the centre joined Lois and Oli to explain more about this invaluable service.
You can get more information about the Centre at: www.centreofsignsightsound.org.uk/
And you can support the NET through their text to donate line. And whatever you donate, Natwest will double it, up to 19th July or until £5m of donations has been reached. Terms apply. Get the details here: personal.natwest.com/personal/net.html
Find the latest official updates HERE
Advice if you're anxious - If you are feeling anxious about Coronavirus, visit mind.org for advice to take care of your mental wellbeing.
Advice on protecting your mental health during this pandemic.
Advice from youngminds.org for young people who are anxious about Coronavirus.
General NHS advice for helping children dealing with anxiety.
More advice from youngminds.org for talking to children about Coronavirus.
The latest public NHS information HERE
The latest Government advice HERE
The latest Information from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - the official pages linking to latest Public Health Wales Update, NHS Direct Symptoms Checker, and other patient advice HERE
Wrexham City Council: https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/
Across Wales thousands join groups to help people self-isolating due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Good neighbours in cities, towns and villages throughout Wales have been the driving force behind the pages created on Facebook.
Rhyl and surrounding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/260916214913700/
Llandudno and surrounding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/238519040636439/
Please note Heart is not responsible for the content of these Facebook groups.
If you know of any others or of any great efforts in your community, let us know by tweeting @heartnorthwales.
Find a food bank
Transport advice from Traveline Cymru: https://www.traveline.cymru/coronavirus
Exercising from home advice: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/best-ways-home-workout-17966460
TOP TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME
1. Maintain Regular Hours
2. Create A Morning Routine
3. Set Ground Rules For People In Your Space
4. Schedule Breaks
5. Take Breaks In Their Entirety
6. Get Some Fresh Air
7. Don't Hesitate To Ask For What You Need
8. Keep A Dedicated Workspace
9. Use the VPN
10. Socialise with Colleagues
11. 'Show Up' To Meetings and Be Heard
12. Find Time For Training Opportunities
13. Over Communicate
14. Be Positive
15. Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself
16. End Your Day With A Routine
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