Mind Space has temporarily suspended sessions in line with government advice.
Our speakers have been cancelled, and there will be no meeting in Milton Keynes tomorrow. Our top priority is keeping the members of our peer support group and the volunteers safe.
In these unprecedented times, we want to continue offering support in any way we are able to…
- Forums on Mind Space website
- Mobile phone line (texts and calls charged at a standard rate by your provider) +447851219699 – 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday
- Email email@example.com – we aim to respond within 4 hours.
- Skype us by searching our email address, phone number or skype ID: live:.cid.263989a23f3ccdb7
There are now forums on the Mind Space website for people to connect, socialise and discuss all things mental health whilst many of us will be feeling isolated. These will become a permanent feature on our website to ensure all people globally and locally have access to discussions with other like-minded people either suffering from or working within mental illness.
The charity Mind have updated their resources with specific Coronavirus advice: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Mind Space UK also recommends:
- Whatsapp groups with your family, friends and coworkers to stay in touch.
- Video calling through social media.
- Online forums.
- Telephone calls, texts and voice clips to the people you normally see.
- Household bonding activities: board games, card games, puzzles etc.
- Keep your environment clean and tidy.
- Maintain a routine.
- Keep exercising: jogging, yoga, weights, HIT training, pilates, indoor gym machinery (if you have this).
- Read as many books as you watch TV shows.
Use this quick and easy guide for Skype, available to download on desktop or mobile from their website.
With the advice for Mother’s day weekend being to ‘stay away’ from our elderly parents, it’s important to continue an open frequent line of communication.
Isolation is a problem for many people in society, which usually fall into the most vulnerable groups: the disabled, the aged, the mentally ill, the different. In times of isolation and distancing, contact is still essential to our wellbeing but those who usually struggle with loneliness will find themselves under more pressure as they become cut off from society.
Whilst at home, you can volunteer to provide companionship through the suggested methods to those who need it most.
Stay in touch, stay safe.