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Coping with Caring

Millions of people around the world live with depression. “Living with a black dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help. “Living with a black dog” is a follow-up to “I had a black dog, his name was depression,” which offers practical advice for coming to terms with and overcoming depression. Both videos were produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone in collaboration with The world Health Organisation (WHO) and were based on books of the same name. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Coping with Low mood & Depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognising depression and seeking help is the first and most critical move towards recovery. If you or someone you know lives with depression or low mood, CW minds 5 week ‘coping with depression and low mood’ course may be something you want to consider. To see course dates check out the “enrol” tab above.

Food & Mood

8 useful hints and tips about how food can impact your mood. This short video gives some useful ideas you may want to consider. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Mental Wellbeing in Pregnancy

This video has been created by “Perinatal positivity” and is a nice introduction of how pregnancy can impact your mental health. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: 5 ways to wellbeing during self isolation

You might feel anxious, stressed or frustrated during these unsettling times. That's where the five ways to can help. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Behavioural Activation - Managing what we do in our day

Behavioural Activation is the professional terminology for "the activities we do in our day". This video highlights some really useful tips of how we can balance all the different type of activities we may do to help us feel mentally and emotionally well. This video was created by the Coventry and Warwickshire IAPT services. Their contact details are at the end of the video if you feel they could help you at this time. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Breathing exercise for inner calm

A quick 3 minute video with one of the most impactful tools we can use for inner calm when our physiological responses to stress, anxiety and worry are triggered. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: COVID-19 Anxiety Management

COVID-19 has been thrust upon us and our lives are currently uncertain and changing rapidly. For many of us this has caused anxiety or increased our anxiety. This video is designed to give you some hints and tips to support you and your anxiety during this time, in a calm and soothing way. So, find a quiet space, sit back with a nice drink, a pad of paper and pen at the ready to jot down ideas, and take this 12 minutes to immerse yourself, slow down and find some calm. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Dr Radha's five mental health tips for lockdown

A useful video of 5 mental health tips during lock down. Dr Radha Modgil from BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks shares her top five tips on how to stay mentally and emotionally well during the coronavirus lockdown, all beginning with the letter C. Sticking to a routine, making sure we take care of ourselves, and using our creativity in new ways are all ways she suggests we can ease the psychological toll that staying inside is having on all of us. Video produced by Matt Wareham

ONLINE VIDEO: Positive Mental Health During COVID19

A short Video from our IAPT Colleagues explaining about worry and how to keep a positive Mental Health during these unprecedented times. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Tips for relaxation

8 Tips on Relaxation Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Yoga for beginners to help Anxiety & Depression

You may have heard that Yoga is good for your mental health and either don't know where to start or would like to know more about it. This first class focuses on safety in a yoga class and tools to reduce anxiety. Designed by Psychotherapist & Yoga teacher, Lorna Evans, who loves nothing more than to share knowledge about how Yoga can make us feel good and how we can use the tools of Yoga to manage anxiety, depression, stress and keep a super positive mindset. This yoga is for everybody, from absolute beginners, to people with an interest in taking positive action to understand more about yoga & movement to reduce anxiety, depression, stress and stay well.Your teacher, Lorna Evans is a Psychotherapist & Yoga Teacher registered with UKCP & BACP, Lorna is passionate about raising Positive awareness of the Science behind Yoga, Breath and Movement at tools for anxiety & depression, in a safe and positive environment. This video was shared by recovery college colleagues in Newcastle - https://www.recoverycoco.com/resources. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE: Anxiety Management STOP technique

This 3 minute video introduces a useful and well used anxiety management tool ‘STOP’ that you can use at any time throughout the day. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE: Healthy Behaviours

A simple 3 minute video detailing 3 top tips for healthy behaviours that are known to boost us physically and psychologically. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE: Managing Worry

A quick and easy guide on how to cope with the things you worry about by BBC Radio 4. Filmmaker: Thom Hoffman and Illustrations by Alice Clarke. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Recognising & Managing Stress and Building Resilience

This short video is a bitesize introduction with quick reminders of how we can respond to stress and sustain our resilience to access our best selves when it feels difficult. The Recovery Academy has a full day course on offer to take your learning further. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Suicide Awareness and becoming a Listening Mate

Please Visit: www.zerosuicidealliance.com to find a free 20 minute training package. The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.