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Talking Therapies – Lise’s Story

Talking Therapies (IAPT) provide a range of support for when you experience difficult emotions, such as low mood, anxiety and stress. Lise has struggled with anxiety for most of her life. We spoke to her to find out more about how her recent experience with Talking Therapies has helped her to cope. How did you […]


Talking About Suicide

This year has been particularly difficult for all of us; the pandemic and months of lockdown restrictions have had a massive impact on our daily lives as well as our mental health. This is a lot to cope with and it is understandable that many of us are struggling with our mental health and wellbeing […]


Spring/Summer 2021 Magazine available now!

Spring-Summer Edition 2021 (best for viewing on mobile device) Spring-Summer Edition 2021 (best for viewing on desktop) Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2021 edition of Community Living Well magazine. We hope you have continued to stay well during these extremely challenging few months. We have heard from many of you about how this lockdown has been […]


Why am I feeling so tired?

If you are feeling tired and sluggish, and finding it hard to motivate yourself to work or keep active, you are not alone! Last week, The Times highlighted a study published by UCL, which found that we have reached a state of peak demotivation. The UCL Covid-19 Social Study has been following 70,000 people over […]


Emotional support in your language

Self-Care is an approach to health and wellbeing which helps you to keep yourself well. The Community Living Well self-care programme helps people to take more control of their mental health and physical wellbeing, and to build social contact access to community, leisure, education, arts and volunteering opportunities. There is a range of different Self-Care […]


How Peer Support groups can help you

What is Peer Support? Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Community Living Well Peer Support is available to people over 16 who experience mental health problems whilst under the care of their GP, and their carers. It can support you if you want to: feel less isolated increase […]


Rethink your fitness goals

You’re not alone in thinking that this lockdown is tougher than the last. Due to the winter weather, you may find you’re spending more time in your pyjamas, curled up in front of the TV with your favourite comfort food. Finding the motivation to exercise is harder than ever, so it might be time to […]


Housing regulations: do the changes affect me?

Housing regulations: What’s changed and how does it affect me? Dealing with changing housing regulations can be extremely stressful. Our Navigators have provided some information and advice to support you during this difficult time. During the first lockdown in Spring/Summer 2020, the Government put measures in place to protect tenants from eviction. These were lifted […]


Be kind to yourself during winter lockdown

As we find ourselves in another complete lockdown and are told to ‘stay at home’ to help stop the spread of coronavirus, many of us may find our mental health is deteriorating. It is important to be kind to yourself, so we have rounded up some information, tips and advice on how to cope with […]


Coping with Christmas

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this year’s festive season is looking quite different to usual. The unexpected changes to lockdown restrictions made on Saturday 19 December may have caused you more worry and stress during an already uncertain time. Coping with Christmas If you cannot celebrate this festive season how you usually would, or […]


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