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THE TRUSTS

Stonewall

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We are thrilled to announce our Charitable Trust is Stonewall. Their tireless historical wellbeing support for the Queer community resonates so much with our cause. From funded access to Mental Health councillors to the abundance of links advise on their website Stonewall have always had the backs of our queer brothers and sisters.

 

The Stonewall LGTBTQIA+ Wellbeing ethos:

 

We all have mental health.

In the UK we feel much more comfortable about speaking about our physical fitness yet face stigma when discussing our mental fitness. There are many methods to support wellbeing and mental wellbeing and you can choose some that work for you. We are going to include below some points that we have found helpful here at Stonewall.

  • Eat well - British Nutrition foundation have lots of advice and support. and Public Health England have developed an eat well guide

  • Physical activity – for more on this please look at the Sport England page. For some ideas about what you can do please look at the NHS website. Please see an interesting article from the Huff Post about the benefits of a good walk. Please see this great video about Distress Tolerance and Tipp that discusses practical activities you can do to slow down your breathing if you are distressed.

  • Be aware of your breath and develop mindful techniques and meditation. There are lots of classes online and in your local community. Jon Kabat-Zinn introduced mindfulness to the western world, his (and all mindfulness) practices are based on Vipassana, a type of Buddhist meditation. You can see Jon Kabat-Zinn introduce mindfulness here. Please see here an article about the habits of mindful people.

  • Learn new skills: can be found online at places such as with the Open University andCoursera.

  • Connect with others socially and to give and get support – you can also find groups on What’s in my area and on Meetup.

  • Help others – this can provide a sense of pride and connection: volunteer opportunities can often be found on specific organisations' websites and through spaces such as Do.it.org. Choose an organisation you feel passionately about, get involved and give back!

  • Seek support from professionals – please see some below the details of organisations and if you would like more please get in touch with the Information Service.

  • Self-care test and guide is an interactive flow chart for people who struggle with self-care, executive dysfunction, and/or who have trouble reading internal signals.