Living with the New Normal

As the coronavirus continues to be part of our lives we are all experiencing new challenges and, at this difficult time, it’s completely normal to feel anxiety, stress, worry, fear, low moods, loneliness, helplessness, frustration, guilt, or anger.

We have put together the below resources to help you.

If you would like a hard copy posted to you please call the helpline on 01621 851997.

Wellbeing Courses

Building Resilience

A planned 2 hour workshop on managing your wellbeing to help you identify your concerns during the COVID pandemic and develop strategies to cope with them, so building your personal resilience.

Four sections include a 60 minute session discussing your COVID related anxieties and coping strategies with an accredited MHFA trainer and a 30 minute relaxation session.

Dates and locations across the District are still to be advised but if you are interested in attending one of these sessions then please contact Maldon and District CVS to be kept informed on 01621 851891

Mental Health First Aid

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn new skills around manging mental health. It helps you identify and deal with people with mental health issues, giving you strategies and techniques to help support people both at work and in daily life.

The online course runs over 4 days and participants must attend all sessions.

Thursdays – 21st, 28th January & 4th, 11th February

Times: Sessions 1 & 3 10am – 3pm and Sessions 2 & 4 10am – 1pm including breaks

Venue: Zoom – you will receive an invite once registered

Course charge £35 to cover materials (manual, workbook, certificate and action card) plus postage.

Alternatively a one day session is available dependent on demand, please contact us for more information.

Build your IT Skills

One hour workshops to introduce you to a range of online learning tools to help build professional skills such as office software, online resources, email and presentations. Support to develop your own learning goals and optional ongoing support from a digital buddy. Weekly on a Friday at 10am.

To book onto a course please call the Maldon Coronavirus helpline on 01621 851997 or the office on 01621 851891

Volunteer Support

Buddy Walkers

Unsure about going out? Then a buddy walker volunteer can help. A buddy walker will come to your door and accompany you on a socially distanced walk at your own pace for up to half an hour. They can go with you to the local shops, to get a fish and chip supper, or simply take a turn around your garden so that you can get used to being out and about in company. All buddy walkers respect social distancing, have face coverings and follow good hygiene practices. To find out more call the helpline on 01621 851997.

Digital Buddies

As support reduces, now might be a good time to think about whether you or your family would benefit from online services such as getting your repeat prescriptions online, learning about video-calling with family, or finding local businesses that can deliver. If you would like a friendly digital buddy volunteer to help you go through what you would like to do, please call the helpline on 01621 851997