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Help Your Wellbeing During Lockdown By Helping Your Community!

by | May 14, 2020 |

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Many individual’s mental health will have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, and people may require new ways to maintain their wellbeing. Charities are also struggling during this time, but are still working hard to keep supporting the community! However, many still need help from volunteers!

Volunteering is a great way to improve your mental wellbeing and overall health! It can boost your self-esteem, teach you new skills, give you new experiences and generally benefit your mind and body, while also helping out charities in need! Why not use this time to add something new to your CV, help your local community, and have fun while doing so?!

At involve Community Services, we are trying to help people and organisations to adjust to the current circumstances. Whilst being at the forefront of the local community response in Bracknell, along with Healthwatch Bracknell Forest and Bracknell Forest Council, we are also trying to update our volunteering opportunities so that people can still offer their time by volunteering. This could either be done from home, for those who are still self-isolating or need to be shielded, or elsewhere such as at the organisation’s offices, while, of course, maintaining social distancing rules and necessary health and safety measures.

Because of this, we will be putting together a list of volunteering roles that can be done during the lockdown, and also continuing to update our Volunteering Website, bracknellforestgetinvolved.org.uk, and the Bracknell Volunteer Pool. This way, people can still help their community, even if most of us are working from home!

Please visit our website, involve.community/news to find out more and get involved and follow and use our hashtags, #HelpFromHome and #BFGetInvolved, to see what’s going on near you. Also, if you represent a local charity that requires volunteers during this time, please let us know by emailing us at reception@involve.community, so that we can help advertise opportunities for you.

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