Wellbeing

The physical and psychological benefits of being able to hug again could be huge

Please find the link below to a news story Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah contributed to where he talks about the benefits of hugging and the impact of the lockdown on the elderly. Published today in the Independent! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/newspageuk_the-physical-and-psychological-benefits-of-activity-6795316149727842304-TnOD

Remembering How To Socialise Post-Lockdown!

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/mar/27/forgotten-how-to-socialise-heres-your-post-lockdown-primer  From Monday in England, people will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of six (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to two households, including in private gardens. While this is exciting, it may also be a little daunting – many of us will have forgotten how to socialise normally during the long months of lockdown. Here’s a quick refresher course on the…

Taking The Vaccine During Ramadan

Many Muslims will be fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. It is important that when the vaccine is offered we all take it. Please share these resources which answer questions about COVID-19 testing and getting vaccinated during Ramadan in Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu. You can also find resources here, where medical professionals explain why it is important not to delay your vaccine during Ramadan in English, Arabic, Somali, Sylheti and Urdu. Suggested messaging From 12…

What’s Happening With Coronavirus Restrictions Easing

Covid restrictions have eased since 12 April and it is important that everyone is aware of the changes so that they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe. To help with this, you can find translated WhatsApp audio clips here which explains some of the new rules and guidance in Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Romanian, Turkish and Somali. It would be great if you were willing to share these clips with your WhatsApp/social media groups and community networks with…

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