As we enter 2021 with a rather challenging start, some of us may be feeling uncertain about things and this may be taking its toll on your general mental health and wellbeing.
It’s really important that we take an active role in looking after ourselves, especially in the midst of a pandemic, and make positive changes to improve our health and wellbeing, and stay strong, happy and healthy during COVID-19.
My Wellbeing is a new online resource offering help and support to improve your happiness, health and wellbeing.
Signing up to My Wellbeing can be the beginning of a new commitment to self-care and self-improvement and can be added to what you are already using to stay well.
Sometimes it’s easy to downplay the strength and resilience you’ve already shown by moving forward with everyday life. If you feel you could use a boost or want to be more proactive in nurturing your own health and wellbeing, get started at livewell.nelincs.gov.uk.
With the interactive self-assessment feature, you can measure your mood and wellbeing across seven fundamental areas of your life – daily routine, relationships, money, where you live, emotional wellbeing, learning and physical health.
Take care of your wellbeing:
- Focus on what you can control
- Sound it out. Talk about your problem (even to yourself) to understand it
- Be open minded and willing to try new things
- Accept how you are feeling without judgment
Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing, said: “Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important to look after ourselves.
“It’s been a tough time for many, and 2021 hasn’t got off to the greatest start, but we need to stick together and we will get through this.
“It can be frustrating, challenging, and for some, lonely – so we all need to look after one another.”
Cllr Cracknell added: “My Wellbeing is part of an evolving online resource that will host a variety of health and wellbeing information for residents of North East Lincolnshire.
“You can access it from the comfort of your own home, without having to speak to anyone, if that’s not something you feel confident doing.
“It has been created for local people to help in many aspects of life to see where you may be struggling, where you are coping well, and how things could change to improve your general wellbeing. So, give it a go and take time to look after you.”
Through the site, you will also be able to access the Orcha Health Apps Library. This is a collection of hundreds of professionally reviewed health and wellbeing apps, designed to help you improve your health and wellbeing.
For 24/7 mental health support, call (01472) 256256 and select option 3.