May blogs from Time to Heal

 

Mental Health Week – 2022

 

From the 9-15 May 2022, The Mental Health Foundation will run it’s Mental Health Week as they have for the last 22 years. Setting the theme and reaching out not just in the UK but globally, making it one of the biggest awareness weeks you’ll come across. The Mental Health Foundation has announced ‘Loneliness’ as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.

 

Tackling loneliness, which unsurprisingly affects millions across the UK and, this has increased significantly with the pandemic, having a collective effect on mental health in our society. Anyone can suffer times of loneliness, especially now as lockdown has lifted and the vulnerable and extremely clinically vulnerable try to find their way safely through a difficult road to some kind of normality where they feel safe, supported and comforted.

 

Live on 30 April 2022 here

 

 

Measurement Month – 2022

 

Measurement Month is a Global screening campaign to identify those with high blood pressure. High blood pressure kills 10 million people every year and only 50% of people are actually aware that they have it. In 2021 over 4 million people were screened during the month of May in more than 90 countries around the globe and, with 40 countries already signed up for 2022 there could be an accumulative effect this year too. Throughout May 2022 there will be free screening events, how to take your blood pressure at home videos to watch, educating and supporting us to take our blood pressure at home and ultimately to help save lives.

 

We explore this process of screening and treatment for High Blood Pressure and then apply the same principles for those living with LTHC’s and in particular those with Pituitary Conditions/ Addison’s Disease*.

 

Live on 7 May 2022 here

 

 

Product Reviews

 

Venturing Into The World of Technology To Monitor Health and Wellbeing and, Support Participation In Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport. Measurement Month is a Global screening campaign to identify those with high blood pressure. High blood pressure kills 10 million people every year and only 50% of people are actually aware that they have it. Last time we explored this process of screening and treatment for High Blood Pressure and then applied the same principles for those living with LTHCs and in particular those with Pituitary Conditions/Addison’s Disease*

 

Now we delve deeper and look at ways to support our health as we move forward. Focusing on products and services that allow us to live safely and effectively, taking into consideration what our medical conditions require for good management. Then combining technology and aids that allow us to access exercise, open spaces and sporting opportunities. For this one we have enlisted the support of one of our Disability Sports Ambassadors Donna Cherie Robinson to look at what she utilises to access, deliver, support and inspire those with LTHCs and Disabilities to accomplish their own personal goals and those of others we aim to support.

 

Live on 14 May 2022 here

 

 

 

 

Superhero Series Blogs

 

Superheroes Winter Wonderland Adventure Report – 18 December

 

Who? ‘Want a Be’ Superheroes with LTHC’s/Disabilities

What? Racking up the miles on a virtual trek around the world to deliver to some top cities!

When? Through from the 20 November until the 6 December

Where? In houses, gyms, outdoor spaces and anywhere you can exercise!

Why? To help motivate, inspire and support people to access sport and exercise on their own level, but to be part of a team.

How? A combination of sport, exercise and sensory actions, converted into KM’s and added to the team total. Utilising as many aids and resources as needed, including those extra special sidekick supporters!

So The Superhero Winter Wonder Land powered by Marvel is Over. So we have reached the finishing line-virtually! The Challenge Is Complete! Four Great Teams! One super impressive group of eight Disability Sports Ambassadors, representing Essex as part of Team Billy.

Check out all the action from the challenge in this blog here!

 

 

Covid support blogs

Vital COVID -19 information for those with Pituitary Conditions

It is more than certain that at this time those of us who are suffering from long term health conditions are extremely scared and concerned about what the future holds for them. Amongst them, I am as well and the thought of a ‘lock down’, cancelled appointments, the undoing of mental health progress and suddenly are totally ‘out’ of control which for anyone is unnerving but for those of us who are unlucky to have the underlying medical conditions this is becoming reality. for more click here

Can those of us with long term health conditions actually support members beyond our community?

Everyone is facing a new ‘norm’ and it’s not easy. Even those of us who have had to change our lives completely due to illness / and or a disability are again facing new levels of challenge. This is going to be a long haul with the prospect of being isolated at home for the next year. It’s like we are entering a war but against this deadly virus instead of people. for more click here

Opportunities To learn & Support Each Other- Help Your Children to Cope At Home

At these difficult times we need to come together and share knowledge, support each other and work as communities to help and support each other through what can only be referred to as a war. We need to share our coping mechanisms and try to make good from a horrible situation. For more click here

COVID-19 Strategy and Recovery

Although it feels unlikely and the news is overwhelming, trying to stay informed but not becoming obsessed with COVID-19 is a tough task for anyone to avoid or manage. Even though the news has to be real and we are on lock down, my psychosis is not gone and one of my problems is knowing what to believe and what not to. For more click here

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