Ways to look after your mental wellbeing during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown is having an affect on our mental health.

Throughout the pandemic, we have had to learn how to cope with new and changing situations.

It is important that we take things at our own pace and be kind to ourselves. Some days we may feel fine and other days we may not, but remember it is important to look after our mental health during this time.

Our partners at the Central Bedfordshire Council have created a great article. It offers some fantastic resources and can support anyone with looking after their mental health during this difficult time.

At The Disability Resource Centre, we also offer some fantastic services that can support people with their mental health:


Watch our gentle fitness and chair-based Yoga sessions at our YouTube channel

– Visit our YouTube channel to try out some of the exercise and Yoga classes, delivered earlier in the year by our instructors

– There are many videos to choose from, that you can watch in your own time

– Check out all of our videos and keep up to date by subscribing to our channel

See our exercise and Yoga videos at our YouTube channel.

You can always contact the friendly team at our charity some for additional support too. Our support team are here to help you Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

We are here for you

Phone: 01582 470 900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

New WhatsApp number: 0782 636 6477

New mobile number so you can text us: 0782 636 6477

Talk to us via Facebook Messenger

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Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button below, open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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We are here to help unpaid carers across Luton

We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 4pm, and on Tuesdays from 10am to 7pm.

Call: 0300 303 0201

Email: carerscentral@drcbeds.org.uk

Instant help 

Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button below, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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