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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 […]


Christmas opening times and support

Some Community Living Well services are running during the festive season, so you may be able to join your groups and sessions as normal. However, if you need additional support or someone to talk to, other help is available. Community Living Well services Festive season opening times – this document lists the Community Living Well […]


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 […]


Resilience During Uncertain Times

The challenges we’ve faced this year have been extremely tough. The coronavirus pandemic was completely unexpected, and we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of living, whilst trying to remain strong, determined and patient. If you are struggling with your mental health, this uncertainty can bring even more stress and fear. Our Community […]


Alone in a Digital World

We are living in a fast-paced digital world, where almost everything is now online, including banking, shopping and advice. For many, this is a good thing, as it means faster access to services and instant responses to some requests. But what if you cannot get online? We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons […]


Alcohol Awareness Week

This week (16 – 20 November) is Alcohol Awareness Week, and this year’s campaign focuses on the link between alcohol and mental health. There is no doubt that this year has been more challenging than usual, causing more stress and anxiety, which in turn can lead us to drink more alcohol. This strain on our […]


Autumn/Winter 2020 magazine is now available!

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2020 edition of the Community Living Well magazine. We hope you have been keeping safe and well during this difficult time. The situation regarding Covid-19 and lockdown is changing all the time, which is bringing a lot of uncertainty to our lives. We wanted to include articles that provide practical help […]


Employment During Second Lockdown

Now that we have entered the second national lockdown of the year, many of us are feeling worried or anxious about the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the affects it is having on our lives. One of the biggest worries comes if you cannot work due to the lockdown restrictions, so we’ve compiled the latest information […]


Latest Workshops and Groups

Although we can’t offer our usual face-to-face meetings at the moment, our Talking Therapies and Peer Support teams are offering online alternatives. There is a range of groups, workshops and webinars for you to get involved in if you are feeling anxious, stressed or isolated. Living Well Workshops These weekly workshops provide a safe and […]


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