Activities & wellbeing during COVID-19
On this page we will post details of useful resources around activities and wellbeing for care home residents, and service users, during the COVID-19 crisis
Activities for older people
Gentle Home Exercises
Active Norfolk have collated some NHS home workout sheets and examples into an easily printable PDF.
Free seated exercise from Able2B (during May)
Able2 recently held a successful trial run on Zoom of a seated exercise class, adapted specifically using boxercise methods. The session was was 30 mins long and run by Jon Thaxton, former British and European Boxing Champion.
Now they have seen it in action, they are continuing the sessions and will be asking more care homes to join in. The classes are running Mondays and Fridays at 10am throughout May.
You can choose for either the whole care home to join in together if you can connect to a TV screen, or invite residents to join in individually if they have a device. Everyone participating just needs a chair to sit on - no other equipment - and the class will be targeted towards those with limited physical ability, including severe restrictions.
The code for these classes is:
Topic: Able2B @Home Carehome Class
Time: This is a recurring meeting Monday and Friday at 10am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 769 9893 3660
Introduction to mindfulness - free e-learning course
Health Education England and MindEd have produced a short e-learning programme to provide people with an overview of what mindfulness is. In addition to people accessing mindfulness courses for their own health and wellbeing, there are many professionals who would like a greater understanding of how it can support the people they are working with. The programme provides a definition of mindfulness, the evidence for it and where to get more information for further resources and support. The programme has been developed as part of the MindEd programme with support from Health Education England.
Mental Health at Work website
Care workers are under pressure like never before. It can be hard to prioritise your own mental health when you’re caring for others in such a difficult situation – but your wellbeing matters. This website has details about the help that’s available.
Wellbeing and mental health support package for social care staff