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New online page includes mental health advice and links to services that provide help

Bedford Borough Council has launched a new online service to help residents to look after their wellbeing.

The new webpage offers advice to Bedford Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

Cllr Louise Jackson, portfolio holder for Public Health, said:

“It’s really important that people can continue to look after their health and wellbeing at home.

“For all of us, where possible, this means getting up and moving often, looking after our mental health and eating healthy meals.”

The regularly updated page offers advice and signposting to help residents stay healthy during this unprecedented time.

It 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

Borough Council’s Community Hub

For anyone that needs additional help to get food or prescriptions and do not have family or friends for support, then Bedford Borough Council’s Community Hub can help.

The Community Hub can deliver food and prescriptions and also offer a link with the outside world.

Contact the Hub via www.bedford.gov.uk/covid19 or call on 01234 718101.