Do You Need Somebody to Listen?
Being stuck at home alone for long periods of time can be draining and demotivating. Feeling isolated can cause fear, anxiety, depression and have a negative impact on your health. Our support team are here to listen and direct you to the help you need at this difficult time.
If you need emotional support please contact us now on 01206 368420 option 2
We all need somebody to lean on.
We don’t want you to feel alone with whatever you are dealing with right now. Change affects all of us in a range of different ways. Due to recent circumstances everyone is experiencing large and rapid changes at the same time. Everyone is doing their best to adapt as quickly as they can. Our caring team are here- ready and willing to listen, support and guide you.
Are you currently:
- supporting a loved one through illness?
- missing your usual social and emotional support?
- feeling fearful, down or anxious about the future?
- coping with a recent bereavement ?
- wanting someone to just listen to how you are feeling?
Call us now on 01206 368420 option 2 – we will be happy to help.
You’re not alone
We know that lack of social contact has a negative affect on our health and wellbeing. Loneliness, living alone and having poor social connections are linked to depression, dementia and poor overall health. There are even links between loneliness and isolation and earlier death.
Please reach out today. We’re here to help. Call 01206 368420 option 2
There are five clear ‘steps’ which have been identified as contributing to mental wellbeing, as follows:
It is a basic human need to feel close to and valued by others. Our social relationships promote wellbeing and help support our mental health.
2. Keep active
Exercise is essential in promoting overall wellbeing for us all. Regular physical activity lowers depression and anxiety.
3. Be mindful
Noticing your environment and becoming more aware helps us to be more present. This in turn helps us to identify our priorities more clearly.
4. Learn something
Continuing to learn throughout life helps us to remain present. Learning new things is also linked to better self esteem and recognised to alleviate depression for those in later years .
5. Give something
Doing things which help others improves our own happiness and wellbeing.
Volunteering improves our health in many ways. It helps lessen depression, reduce anxiety and stress and other mental health conditions too.
Volunteering also helps us to cope better with illness. We feel more connected, less lonely and get a sense of satisfaction from doing something meaningful. It is really helpful to have something else to focus on when we are stressed.
Our Emotional Support Volunteering activities offer a fantastic chance to take care of your own wellbeing whilst offering valuable support to others. We offer an excellent range of training and ongoing support to help you learn new things and make a difference in someone else’s life. Talk to us today to find out more
Become an Emotional Support Volunteer now 01206 368420 option 2
Become an Emotional Support volunteer:
To find out more about this role and apply please visit https://www.ageconcerncolchester.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteer-opportunities/