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COVID19: Health & Wellbeing

Coronavirus (Covid-19) poses a major threat to the health and wellbeing of people across the globe. Therefore, it’s vitally important that we do all we can – as individuals, communities and a nation – to reduce the risk it presents to our own physical health and emotional wellbeing, and to others who are most at risk – namely older people and those with underlying health conditions.

Given the important role we, as a Council, play in promoting your overall health and wellbeing, we will support you over the coming weeks and months to remain physically active, mentally strong and emotionally resilient during this uncertain and challenging period.

A key piece of Government advice that we urge you all to follow is to practice social distancing in the interest of protecting the most vulnerable people in society. This is critical to preventing the spread of the virus.

Advice and guidance from the Public Health Agency

Everyone has a role to play in combating the spread of coronavirus. Get the latest advice and guidance about social distancing, preventing the spread of infection, what to do if you think you have coronavirus, travel advice, advice for older people, those with underlying health conditions as well as advice for specific groups. Keep up to date as the Covid-19 situation in Northern Ireland evolves. click here

Directory of key support services and helplines

Taking care of your health and wellbeing is essential during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you need to talk to someone with expertise in a particular area, there’s a wide range of charities and organisations offering all kinds of support for a host of issues such as addiction, debt, suicide and self-harm, depression, family relationships and much more. click here

Healthy lifestyle messages

Now, more than ever during this period of social distancing, we should all be doing what we can to lead a healthy lifestyle. So let’s make a big effort to introduce small changes that will have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. In this section, we share a range of healthy lifestyle messages provided or supported by the the Public Health Agency. Whilst it’s beneficial to learn about these messages, it’s even better to put them into practice. click here

Healthy eating at home

Staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to be a recipe for disaster for our waistlines, with people likely to adopt unhealthy eating habits and consume more calories than their body needs. Eating a healthy balanced diet and getting the nutrients you need is central to keeping your body in tip top condition and boosting your immune system. It’s time to kick-start your healthy eating at home plan. click here