Self Care for Carers
Whilst it can be difficult as a carer getting some ‘me time’ – the positive effects cannot be overstated. If you haven’t been able to get out and about for a while it can seem overwhelming and easier perhaps just to stay put.
Essex Carers Support runs Time 4 You – this project is especially designed for people to start thinking about how they can have a bit of ‘me time’ and will even make a contribution towards the cost to get you started. If you clink on the Essex Carers Support logo it will take you to a page with more information and some ideas that other carers have used their Time 4 You award for.
NHS Get Fit for Free have a number of free resources for getting moving from exercises for back pain, 10 minute workouts and Couch to 5K - a programme for those of us who would like to be able to go out for a run but don't know where to start.
Active Essex have ideas and over 200 YouTube videos on their website if you want to get more active but aren't sure where to start. Click on their logo to take a look.
My Social Prescription is a community based scheme led by Community 360 to connect people in North East Essex to voluntary and community services to improve health and wellbeing. To find out more, click on the Connects Well logo:
For information on other areas click on the Essex Connects logo
Live Well Link Well is the local social prescribing project for people in the Tendring District. It has been funded by Essex County Council and developed with the help of a wide range of health, social care and voluntary organisations. Live Well Link workers work across Tendring. They will give you time, and can help you to find out about what is going on within the local community.
Your local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) will be a mine of information about what is going on locally and what might be of interest to you. Walking groups as well as other opportunities to get out and meet others. To find your local CVS click on the Essex CVS logo:
Mindful Peak Performance use an innovative fusion of physical training and mindfulness to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young carers and help them reach their potential.
Why not click on the Mindful Peak Performance logo and give one of our home workouts and mini meditations a go!
Essex County Council Adult Community Learning (ACL) run courses that can give you the chance to learn something new. You can go on your own or come with your friends. They run a wide variety of courses like pottery, languages and cake decorating and also qualifications such as Access to Higher Education, accountancy, barbering, counselling and GCSEs. Click on the ACL logo to find out more.