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Lockdown can feel overwhelming. If you feel you need support with your health and wellbeing, please visit www.yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #LockdownSupport
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To launch Village Halls Week 2021, ACRE will be hosting the Eastern Region virtual conference on Monday 25 January via zoom for all those involved with, and working or volunteering for, our local Village Halls.

Find out more 👉 ow.ly/oReX50D6h3j

#VillageHallsWeek
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Lockdown can feel overwhelming, so if you feel you need support with your health and wellbeing, please visit www.yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#GoodNeighbourScheme #StaySafe #LockdownSupport
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Lockdown can feel overwhelming. If you feel you need support with your health and wellbeing, please visit www.yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #LockdownSupport
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Lockdown can feel overwhelming. If you feel you need support with your health and wellbeing, please visit www.yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #LockdownSupport
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We know it's a worrying time right now.

If you feel you need support from a Good Neighbour Scheme, please email GNS@bedsrcc.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#GoodNeighbourScheme #StaySafe #LockdownSupport
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We know it's a worrying time right now.

If you have a transport need, please email communitytransport@bedsrcc.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#CommunityTransport #StaySafe #LockdownSupport #Bedfordshire
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Stay Active from Home and take part in LIVE Online Sessions

• Gentle Exercise • Chair Yoga • Chair Dance • Mindful Yoga
• Coffee Q&A • Tai Chi • Keyboard Warriors • Stretch & Flex
• Relaxation Yoga •

Weekly programme offering a wide range of different physical activity sessions which can be accessed via any laptop, smartphone or suitable connected device.

Physical activity on a regular basis can support not just your physical health but also you mental health and wellbeing

The sessions are available for anyone to try out for free and we only request a small voluntary donation for regular participation if you are able to contribute. Details are available on the website.

To access the sessions & to find out more, please visit: www.bedfordsportlive.crd.co
Any further questions, please email robert.lindsay@bedford.gov.uk
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Stay Active from Home and take part in LIVE Online Sessions

• Gentle Exercise • Chair Yoga • Chair Dance • Mindful Yoga 
• Coffee Q&A • Tai Chi • Keyboard Warriors • Stretch & Flex
 • Relaxation Yoga •

Weekly programme offering a wide range of different physical activity sessions which can be accessed via any laptop, smartphone or suitable connected device. 

Physical activity on a regular basis can support not just your physical health but also you mental health and wellbeing

The sessions are available for anyone to try out for free and we only request a small voluntary donation for regular participation if you are able to contribute. Details are available on the website.

To access the sessions & to find out more, please visit: www.bedfordsportlive.crd.co
Any further questions, please email robert.lindsay@bedford.gov.uk

*WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY*

World Mental Health Day

Every Mind Matters webinar (For those who live or work in, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Milton Keynes)

October 10th, 2020 11.30am – 12.30pm

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months have been hard on everyone and it is really important that we look after our mental wellbeing.

This year to celebrate World Mental Health day we are hosting a free webinar to look at ways to support mental wellbeing. The webinar will discuss the five ways to wellbeing approach and the NHS-endorsed Every Mind Matters campaign. Please join us to find out more on tools and techniques to support your mental wellbeing.

Five ways to wellbeing
Connect…
Be active…
Take notice…
Keep learning…
Give…

To book your place contact:
Email:Training@mind-blmk.org.uk
Telephone: 0788 1248 780

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*WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY*

World Mental Health Day 

Every Mind Matters webinar (For those who live or work in, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Milton Keynes) 

October 10th, 2020 11.30am – 12.30pm

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months have been hard on everyone and it is really important that we look after our mental wellbeing.

This year to celebrate World Mental Health day we are hosting a free webinar to look at ways to support mental wellbeing. The webinar will discuss the five ways to wellbeing approach and the NHS-endorsed Every Mind Matters campaign. Please join us to find out more on tools and techniques to support your mental wellbeing.

Five ways to wellbeing
Connect…
Be active…
Take notice…
Keep learning…
Give…

To book your place contact:
Email:Training@mind-blmk.org.uk
Telephone: 0788 1248 780

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In March, the government introduced a freeze on evictions from private tenancies during the pandemic. That freeze has now ended and the courts will start processing eviction cases again.

We know this will affect hundreds of people in the Central Bedfordshire area. If you are one of them, you need to get in touch as soon as you can.

If you are at risk of losing your home - act NOW. The sooner you contact CBC, the better chance they have of helping you get a good outcome. www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/homeless

With impacts being felt everywhere - from wage cuts to relationship breakdowns - you are not alone in facing this.

By making a self-referral on CBCs website (through something called Housing Jigsaw), they can work together with you to see what can be done.

Please don't delay. Go to this link to contact Central Beds Council
www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/homeless
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In March, the government introduced a freeze on evictions from private tenancies during the pandemic. That freeze has now ended and the courts will start processing eviction cases again.

We know this will affect hundreds of people in the Central Bedfordshire area. If you are one of them, you need to get in touch as soon as you can.

If you are at risk of losing your home - act NOW. The sooner you contact CBC, the better chance they have of helping you get a good outcome. https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/homeless

With impacts being felt everywhere - from wage cuts to relationship breakdowns - you are not alone in facing this.

By making a self-referral on CBCs website (through something called Housing Jigsaw), they can work together with you to see what can be done.

Please dont delay. Go to this link to contact Central Beds Council
https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/homeless

Optimistic October where we focus on the key of Direction - Have goals to look forward to.

Feeling good about the future can be very supportive to our present happiness. Choosing ambitious but realistic goals gives our lives direction and brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we achieve them.

A sense of direction can help us relax and feel like things are on-track.

Have a look at the October Happiness Calendar - it may help give you ideas.
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Optimistic October where we focus on the key of Direction - Have goals to look forward to.

Feeling good about the future can be very supportive to our present happiness. Choosing ambitious but realistic goals gives our lives direction and brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we achieve them.

A sense of direction can help us relax and feel like things are on-track.

Have a look at the October Happiness Calendar - it may help give you ideas.

If you or people you know live in Leighton Buzzard this may interest you.

If you find it difficult to communicate, and worry how you'd cope if you had to call for help, we'll be launching a helpful new scheme in Bedfordshire soon, and Leighton Buzzard will be the first place it will roll out with a preview launch event!

On Thursday 1 October, we'll be at The Picture House in Lake Street from 11am until 4pm to speak to people about it.

It's free to join and you'll be sent a unique PIN card after you enrol.
If you need to call 999, just say "Pegasus" and quote your PIN, and we'll be able to access your details.

You can also show your card to a police officer, fire fighter or paramedic, and they can radio in for information.

This might save vital time in an emergency situation.

The scheme is also open to those who may care for people who have difficulty communicating.

Come along and find out more. Watch out for our event post on Facebook too.

Social distancing measures will be in place at the event, which is also being supported by our friends from Morrisons and who will have information about their sunflower lanyard scheme for people with hidden disabilities.

If you can't attend, don't worry, you'll be able to get more information and apply online very soon. 🌻If you find it difficult to communicate, and worry how you'd cope if you had to call for help, we'll be launching a helpful new scheme in Bedfordshire soon, and Leighton Buzzard will be the first place it will roll out with a preview launch event!

On Thursday 1 October, we'll be at The Picture House in Lake Street from 11am until 4pm to speak to people about it.

It's free to join and you'll be sent a unique PIN card after you enrol.

If you need to call 999, just say "Pegasus" and quote your PIN, and we'll be able to access your details.

You can also show your card to a police officer, fire fighter or paramedic, and they can radio in for information.

This might save vital time in an emergency situation.

The scheme is also open to those who may care for people who have difficulty communicating.

Come along and find out more. Watch out for our event post on Facebook too.

Social distancing measures will be in place at the event, which is also being supported by our friends from Morrisons and who will have information about their sunflower lanyard scheme for people with hidden disabilities.

If you can't attend, don't worry, you'll be able to get more information and apply online very soon. 🌻
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If you or people you know live in Leighton Buzzard this may interest you. 

If you find it difficult to communicate, and worry how youd cope if you had to call for help, well be launching a helpful new scheme in Bedfordshire soon, and Leighton Buzzard will be the first place it will roll out with a preview launch event!

On Thursday 1 October, well be at The Picture House in Lake Street from 11am until 4pm to speak to people about it.  

Its free to join and youll be sent a unique PIN card after you enrol. 
If you need to call 999, just say Pegasus and quote your PIN, and well be able to access your details. 

You can also show your card to a police officer, fire fighter or paramedic, and they can radio in for information.

This might save vital time in an emergency situation.   
 
The scheme is also open to those who may care for people who have difficulty communicating. 

Come along and find out more. Watch out for our event post on Facebook too. 

Social distancing measures will be in place at the event, which is also being supported by our friends from Morrisons and who will have information about their sunflower lanyard scheme for people with hidden disabilities.

If you cant attend, dont worry, youll be able to get more information and apply online very soon. 🌻

Unfortunately unusual circumstances (not COVID-19) mean Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre & Tea Room is unable to open this week or next.

Everyone who has made a booking in the Tea Room has been contacted and offered a new date.

The Tea Room ‘phone number is temporarily out of order – calls are being diverted. Please leave a message and we’ll get back to you. We hope to have it fixed in the next couple of days.

New opening hours for the Tea Room will be Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 -4:00 and 10:00 - 4:00 on Sundays. The Museum & Gift Shop will be open Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 4:00.

Apologies for any disappointment caused. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Self-Care September from @actionforhappiness

Daily actions to help you be kinder to yourself (as well as others)
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Self-Care September from @actionforhappiness  

Daily actions to help you be kinder to yourself (as well as others)
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