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

With the infection rate remaining high in the Borough and residents advised to continue to stay home where possible, 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 new webpage, www.bedford.gov.uk/wellbeing. This offers advice to Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

This page also 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 public health said:

“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 this we set up our webpage www.bedford.gov.uk/wellbeing. It’s full of useful advice, information and links to help you stay on top of things and offer support through this difficult time.”