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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

When the days get shorter, darker and colder, you may feel a dip in your mood. It’s common to feel affected by changes in the weather and seasons – we all have certain times of year that we enjoy more or less than others, for a variety of reasons. You might find your mood changes […]


Supporting someone with a mental health problem

Supporting someone we love who is experiencing a mental health problem can be distressing and upsetting. Despite your good intentions and desires to help, you may feel powerless and ill-equipped to provide mental health support. Remember that for this person, even having someone check in on them may make a vast difference. It will help […]


Samaritans Talk to Us campaign

Throughout July, Samaritans will be running its annual awareness-raising campaign, Talk to Us. The campaign aims to let people know that Samaritans volunteers are here 24/7 for anyone who is struggling to cope. In 2021 Samaritans volunteers spent over one million hours responding to calls for help. To show our support, we will be raising […]


Considering a career change

The prospect of a career change, particularly in an uncertain economy, can be daunting, and switching jobs is never a decision that should be taken lightly. The Community Living Well Employment Support team can help you identify transferable skills and give tips on how to apply for a new job. Over the past two years, […]


Overcoming obstacles with a long-term condition: Luca’s story

Coming to terms with a long-term condition can be challenging, particularly with managing symptoms and making changes to your day-to-day life. It can have a detrimental effect on your mental health, causing anxiety and depression. Luca who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) talks to us on how the service helped him re-focus his life […]


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 […]


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 […]


Men’s Mental Health

While many of the same difficulties are experienced by both men and women, there is a difference in the way they address them. Here we look at the importance of men’s mental health and how to support someone who may need it… Women tend to be more open in discussing their feelings, whereas men have […]


Employment during the pandemic

During these uncertain times, your job may be affected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve compiled some information on what furlough is and how it may affect you, tips on how you can find temporary work and where you can find more information and support. What is furlough? The term furlough essentially means […]


New online workshops for COVID-19 support

We are offering free one-hour online workshops addressing a range of concerns during COVID-19. These workshops are based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), an evidence based therapy used widely in the NHS, and there will be discussions on how to face difficulties with lockdown in a practical way. It’s an opportunity for you to meet others […]


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