The next few months will be hard, for all of us, as we live with the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on our lives. But there are ways we can make it a little better for ourselves.
This season, make a plan to help and care for yourself. Keeping active, getting outside and staying connected with other people can make a positive difference.
By nourishing your body and mind we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
Keeping active and being outdoors during the winter is vitally important for promoting good physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Staying in touch with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important to our wellbeing.
There are a variety of supports available to everyone in County Laois.
Equipping people with information on where to go if they need support. This will also be linked with the local community helpline to ensure that people can access the support they need.
Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
Some days, some weeks will be harder than others. This is especially true at times when we are living with restrictions, have to limit our social interactions and need to keep two metres social distancing even with friends. Or if we have to self-isolate because of symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19.
This booklet contains health information that you will find useful.