Water Baby: Swimming your way to Improved Well-being
18th August 2020
In this blog Frankie discusses her personal connection to swimming and explores the theories behind how cold water immersion can improve mental and physical health. Frankie shares some of her images taken around the Cornish coastline and also highlights some important beach and sea swimming safety messages with her beach lifeguard experience. This has particular relevance, given the number of major incidents and emergency service call outs over the last few weeks in Cornwall.
365 Days Wild – why connecting with nature is needed now, more than ever.
11th August 2020
During these uncertain times, we may experience feelings of stress or anxiety far more frequently than we have done previously.
Looking after our mental health and wellbeing is important for everyone, and there are things that each of us can do in our day-to-day lives that can help support good mental health, including connecting to nature.
Why it feels good to be kind
20th May 2020
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week Frankie's blog explores what kindness is, why it's important to be kind and how you can support your physical and mental wellbeing with kindness in 2020.
Mental Health Monday #7
19th May 2020
This week for our Mental Health Monday video, to coordinate with Mental Health Awareness week, Julie talks about 'kindness'.
Financial Wellbeing - a self-isolation blog
14th May 2020
We all had plans for 2020. However, it seems 2020 had different plans for us.
The outbreak of Covid-19 virus (also known as coronavirus) has left many of us feeling fearful about the risks to ourselves and loved ones, and anxious about the coming weeks and months. Some people may be facing an uncertain financial future, given the potential impact on everyday life, jobs and income, while the prospect of having to self-isolate can be stressful and difficult.
Mental Health Monday #6
11th May 2020
For our sixth instalment of our regular segment Mental Health Monday, Julie talks about worries, something that is affecting most people during this challenging time.
Mental Health Monday #5
4th May 2020
For our fifth instalment of our regular segment Mental Health Monday, Julie talks about growth mindsets: what they are and how they can benefit your mental health.
Sleep better, feel better - A Self-Isolation Blog
28th April 2020
Learn about the importance of sleep and the barriers to sleep during this period of quarantine and self isolation. Learn some simple hints and tips to improve your sleep patterns and support a healthy balanced lifestyle whilst working from home.
Mental Health Monday #4
27th April 2020
Today's topic for Mental Health Monday is sleep.
Mental Health Monday #3
20th April 2020
The third instalment of our regular segment, Mental Health Monday.
What are the best wellbeing apps to use?
16th April 2020
Are you wondering what apps are the easiest and most effective to use to improve your health and wellbeing?
Confused by what is on offer?
We at the Wellbeing Team have been exploring all the best health and wellbeing apps your can download to use at home and have listed some of the best below (grouped in easy to read topics).
Mental Health Monday #2
13th April 2020
The second instalment of our regular segment, Mental Health Monday. Today, Julie de Groot, Senior Occupational Health Advisor, talks about the importance of mindful meditation for improving mental health.
Mental Health Monday #1
6th April 2020
The latest segment to be introduced to Cornwall Council's timetable of video releases is... MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY.