Two elderly men sit on a bench in Portugal not speaking and isolated from the other side of the park

Why loneliness in the elderly is a quiet epidemic

Loneliness in the Elderly and Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for many of us. It’s fair to say that the elderly are among those who have been hit the hardest. This is because of their vulnerability to the virus. Meaning many have had to isolate themselves completely from their family and friends. These extreme levels of self-isolation have rightly become the focus of public attention throughout the lockdown, but this is by no means a…

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World Parkinson’s Day: My Name is Claire

World Parkinson’s Day World Parkinson’s Day is all about understanding and getting to know people with Parkinson’s. As well as and the people in their lives. Sadly, many people living with Parkinson’s are far too familiar with loneliness and feeling left out. Add to this the Coronavirus pandemic, social isolation and physical distancing has intensified emotional isolation that was present for many. The chances are you will know or meet someone with Parkinson’s. Everyone needs to sit-up, take notice and…

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Autism At Work- National Autism Week

Autism at Work

World Autism Awareness Week This week’s blog is thanks to Vanda Latchford.  Vanda is a Job Coach at the National Autistic Society. In this blog she talks about autism and work, the current landscape. She also provides her five tips for an autism-friendly workplace. Autism at Work I am very proud to be part of the National Autistic Society. I deliver the Autism at Work programme sponsored by the Bloomfield Trust. My work as a job coach is inspired daily…

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Moving together alone

Moving Together Alone

On the importance of exercise in times of isolation and social distancing: Moving Together Alone  ‘We must be still and still moving’, TS Eliot, East Coker, Four Quartets Firstly, we should start with the fact that whether you were active physically or not before this strange time we are living in, exercise does not fill the same function in our lives during the COVID-19 outbreak. So if after running to work and getting home late, you were too knackered to…

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Five Ways to Wellbeing and Coronavirus

Five Ways to Wellbeing during Coronavirus restrictions

Five Ways to Wellbeing The Five Ways to Wellbeing are widely known and recognised in the UK. They were developed by the New Economics Foundation in 2009. The underpinning concept is that wellbeing is comprised of two main elements: feeling good and functioning well. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are evidence-based public mental health messages. They aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the UK population. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are: If you want to know more…

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