As the weather is turning, and the evenings are getting darker, individuals’ mental health can often take a turn for the worse as well. And with a global pandemic still in progress, and the likelihood of restrictions continuing into the spring, it can be difficult to find a ‘bright side’ sometimes.
We know that many people who are working or volunteering with the VCSE sector are still working tirelessly to support the people of Cornwall, and the need isn’t going away. Many of you haven’t taken a break, since March, or even before that.
As Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum, part of our remit is to support the voluntary sector in Cornwall, and we believe that this includes supporting the mental health of every individual in the sector, and helping ensure that you don’t burn out, drop out, or sustain lasting damage to yourselves at this time.
We will be sharing mental health resources, creative activities, support and help for people in the sector, under the heading of ‘Winter Workforce Wellbeing’, across the coming months.
We’re in this with you.
We’re here to help.
We’re stronger together.
Mental health resources elsewhere on our website
Outdoor activities, including resources from Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Eden Project, Sensory Trust, National Trust and more.
Free exercise online – 7 October
Find exercises to suit you and help improve your mood, without needing waterproofs!
Autumn Seed Search – 9 October
Get your wellies on and take part in the Autumn Seed Search, to grow trees for the Forest for Cornwall.
Go and hang out at Eden – 15 October
Take a slow stroll around the Eden Project, and explore what’s new and what’s grown – with less people than normal.
Music for Mental Health – 20 October
Unique event from Playlist for Life helping VSF Members with Winter Workforce Wellbeing, by creating playlists that will help individual staff members and volunteers. Find out how, share with your staff, boost everyone’s mood.