An Essex-wide campaign aims to encourage residents to follow seven ways to improve their wellbeing in the run up to Christmas.
Affected by the pandemic
Latest figures from the ONS (Office of National Statistics) show that 60% of adults are stressed or anxious and 49% said their wellbeing has been affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In response, livewell – a county-wide organisation tasked with improving the health and wellbeing of Essex people – has launched 7 Ways To Wellbeing. Its purpose is to help raise spirits during lockdown and in the run up to what is set to be a very different Christmas this year.
The campaign encourages people to learn new skills, stay connected with others, keep present buying simple and support others with charitable acts. It also pushes the importance of a good night’s sleep and staying active for our own health and wellbeing.
Enjoy the festive season in a positive way
Cllr Holly Whitbread, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities said:
Christmas promises to be very different this year, but it’s important to try to keep our own, and our families’ spirits up.
This campaign promotes a host of things to do, make and deliver as a way of enjoying the festive season in a positive way.
Visit the 7 ways to wellbeing website
The livewell website provides a wide range of information and advice for those struggling with their mental health as well as a directory of both local and national support services.
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