‘Virtual lifebelt’ project launched to improve mental health

Residents of Reepham are being invited to grab a virtual lifebelt to keep themselves afloat during the coronavirus pandemic or to develop the skills needed to be able to throw a lifeline to someone they know is struggling.

Virtual Lifebelts is a series of five short (20-minute) interactive online talks that look at mental and physical health and how you can practically move towards being more resilient when facing challenges.
The topics are:

  • mental health: personal and social
  • towards understanding stress and anxiety
  • projection: seeing yourself and others with clarity
  • resilience as a learned behaviour
  • taming your monkey mind

The first video has already been released, and subsequent videos with be released on Monday afternoons through until the end of June.
More information can be found HERE and on the “Virtual Lifebelts for Turbulent Times” Facebook page; a leaflet has also been distributed door-to-door in Reepham.
The project is made possible with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund and is run by the Evexia Foundation, a charity founded by Reepham couple Clare and Ian Kenvyn.
Other activities planned for the coming months include mental health first aid training, workshops on resilience, activities to enhance well-being and conversation cafés.
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