Take care of yourself and others

Since our last blog post, the world has changed significantly and our lives are almost unrecognisable from how they were just a few weeks ago. Now more than ever, it is important to take care of your wellbeing during these very uncertain times. Make sure you keep in contact with loved ones, friends and people in your community. It is times like this we are so thankful for our Oxfamily community, so continue to keep in contact with each other and support others wherever you can.
 
We have collated lots of useful resources that have been shared over the last few weeks that we hope you find useful. Stay safe and take care!
 
Photo credit: Steve Pulvernis

Look after your mental well-being

Taking care of your mind, as well as your body, is really important while staying at home because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are some resources from a number of organisations:
Photo credit: Sam Baggette/Oxfam

Get active!

It is really important to stay physically active whilst at home. Please make sure you are following government guidelines when exercising outside. 
  • 10 TodayRecently launched by Sports England to encourage people of all ages to be active at home. 
  • P.E with Joe the Body Coach– Great to do if you have children at home, by yourself, or with others in your household. 
  • NHS free workouts-  Some fun equipment-free workouts for everyone.

Stay connected

With some of this summers festival cancelling, we know how upsetting this is to our close-knit community who look forward to seeing friends and meeting new people. So why not keep in contact with the Oxfamily virtually using some of these suggestions:

Photo credit: Steve Pulvernis
  • Oxfam Festivals Chat reach out to our fantastic Oxfamily community.
  • Facebook group call if you have an active Facebook group chat, you can make groups calls right from there. Great for birthdays, or just to checkin with everyone.
  • Other apps/platforms- Skype, Zoom, Houseparty there are lots of great apps you can use to meet up with other people if they are not on Facebook
  • Or just pick up the phone or drop someone a text. Reaching out can really brighten up someone’s day. 
Photo credit: Sam Baggette/Oxfam

Stay safe and well! 

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