Maintaining wellbeing for you and your neighbours



  • Check with your neighbours to see if they need any help, or just want a chat on the phone. The Good Neighbour Watch team should have contacted people they think might need help in their immediate area – but the more people that help out the better. Just hearing a friendly voice on the phone can make a big difference to people stuck at home on their own.
  • Make use of the offers from the pubs to do grocery deliveries or provide take-away meals.
  • Set up virtual meetings, maybe using Zoom, with your friends. Our book group has just had our monthly meeting via Zoom and will shortly be running a remote group quiz – something for others to think about.
  • Spend time in your garden or on your allotment – gardening is very therapeutic (provided you don’t over-do it) – and we should have the benefit of beautiful looking gardens and immaculate allotments at the end of this!
  • Go for a daily walk or cycle ride – while maintaining social distancing – the exercise will help to keep you fit while the fresh air and views of the beautiful countryside will improve your wellbeing. 
  • Take part in a virtual yoga class - Tues & Thurs 12.30-40 - free mini sessions are now on Facebook live – email Annie Knapman   
  • Get reading – now is the chance to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read, including those recommended in Braughing LIFE.

Ruth Fleetwood