Welcome to the first edition of the #HelpAndKindness newsletter for 2024. January can be a difficult time for many and so we have gathered together some information which we hope will be of help.
Mental health support
The Christmas and new year period can be hard for many and January can also bring additional challenges. If you are struggling with your mental health then the link below to Access Mental Health Dorset has a host of information which we hope will be useful.
Ten little things for you
Looking after yourself this winter can make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing. Below is a link to ten little things you can do for yourself to stay well this winter.
Reducing your risk of slips or falls
The risk of slips and falls is increased at this time of year and the impact this can have on someone may be massive. To reduce the risk to yourself, a family member or friend then please take a look at this useful information from NHS Dorset.
Dorset and Wiltshire fire and Rescue Service have lots of advice on how to keep warm, save money and most of all do this safely.
Pop-up larders, and other affordable and emergency food projects
A pop-up larder is a mobile food project, providing low cost food to its members on a weekly basis. To find out more about the pop-up larder project and to see if one is operating in your town or village then please click on the link below.
The Pop-up larder champions across south Dorset had a recent get-together. If you’re interested in joining a larder as a member then please do get in touch, see details on the news story here.
There are also other projects that offer affordable and emergency food across Dorset. To see the full list of projects and there locations then this can be found at the bottom of the page on the link below.
Keeping warm and well this winter
NHS Dorset has some useful information and tips on their website about keeping warm and well this winter.
Keeping warm and meeting others this winter
We have a new directory on our website, which includes lots of opportunities for you to meet up with people in your local community, share a meal or take a walk with a small group. If you want to connect with others during the colder months then take a look to see what’s on locally to you.
If you need any help or advice
Tel 01305 595958