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Support and advice available to help you look after your mind and body

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a nationwide lockdown in England, Bedford Borough Council is reminding everyone of the support and advice available to look after your mind and body.

In April, the council created a webpage offering advice to Bedford Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

With regular updates, the site offers advice and signposting to help residents stay healthy in what continues to be an extremely difficult and uncertain year.

This page includes a range of materials, such as:

  • Exercise tips including indoor games for kids, live fitness classes, and seated exercises
  • Mental health advice and links to services that can provide help
  • Food and nutritional guidance including Change4Life resources, recipes and cooking videos
  • Further Public Health advice including sexual health, stop smoking, drugs and alcohol, health checks and emotional wellbeing

Cllr Louise Jackson, portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing, said:

“Many of us had hoped measures would have eased by now, and that things would be gradually returning to ‘normal’, but sadly that isn’t the case. It remains vitally important that people can continue to look after their health and wellbeing while staying safe at home.

“For all of us, where possible, this means keeping active, eating healthily and looking after our mental health. To help residents we set up our webpage.

“It’s full of useful advice, information and links to help you stay on top of things and offer support through this difficult time.”