Coronavirus

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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Staying Connected during Social Isolation

Staying connected during social isolation

Staying connected during social isolation On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I’m going to be talking about how we can stay safe and connected during a period of social and physical distancing to protect ourselves from acquiring Coronavirus/COVID-19.    If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from.  At the moment, there is no escape or let up from this global pandemic. So, I felt it was right…

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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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