How Are You This Winter?

The days are shorter, the weather is colder and darker – we know winter can be hard for lots of reasons. How are you this winter? How are you really? We all need to take a bit of extra care of ourselves through the winter months. Sometimes that means knowing where to turn for some support or to find an activity we enjoy.

Our websites – one for each district – bring together everything in the local community that is good for wellbeing. You will find ways to connect with others, get active, learn new skills, be creative, explore the outdoors, volunteer and more. You’ll also find links to local support services to help with mental and physical health, as well as more specific issues, conditions and challenges you may be facing.

The How Are You websites are full of ideas for you to explore – but we know it isn’t always easy to do the things we want to do, or the things we know will help – so you won’t just find information here, you’ll also find videos and other content that will give you a sense of what to expect when you go along.

Click on the links below to find what you need in your district this winter:

Each How Are You district also has a Facebook page that shares even more activities, events and sources of support – click ‘like’ to follow and get updates on your Facebook feed. Click the relevant district logo to reach us on Facebook.

If you’d like to read about how other people support their mental and physical health in the winter months or find out about particular wellbeing topics, take a look at these blog posts from the H.A.Y. (How Are You) Team and other contributors.

How Are You Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have partnered with CPSL Mind to offer a range of funded courses for volunteers and staff working for local community groups and not-for-profit organisations. These courses are designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to engage with people who may be facing mental health challenges and to signpost them to further sources of professional support.

These courses include:

– an online mental health awareness webinar (one hour)
– an online mental health awareness & communication skills webinar (three hours)
– an in-person Mental Health First Aid course (one day in Peterborough or Cambridge)

To book your place on these courses, visit this link. Places on some of the courses are limited so book early to secure your place.

NHS 111 can help if you need medical help right now. You can get help from NHS 111 by using 111 online or in the NHS app or by calling 111

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