Over the past three months we have been working hard to provide support around mental and physical health during this difficult time through our #ALittlebitmoreathome campaign. #ALittlebitmoreathome focused on promoting the Five Ways to Wellbeing (Take Notice/ Mindfulness, Physical Activity, Give to Others, Connecting with Others, Learn New Skills) and how these could be introduced into your day-to-day life during lockdown.
The campaign was built around a resource hub on our website which hosted a number of internal and external resources that signposted people to support offerings available, from links through to workout platforms allowing you to stay active at home, through to guidance around how you could stay connected with others using a number of different platforms.
The campaign was promoted through Active Lancashire’s social media channels using the hashtag #ALittlebitmoreathome and received a high level of engagement with clubs, volunteers and individuals sharing their experiences online.
Throughout the campaign we have produced a number of blogs to provide further guidance and support as well as a number of podcasts discussing prevalent concerns impacting wellbeing. Our Cycle Recycle scheme also adapted to support 170 NHS workers by giving them a refurbished bike to help with travel into work, you can read more about the scheme here.
With government restrictions starting to lift across parts of the UK, there is a slow return to normality, both for Lancashire residents and for us as an organisation as we begin to close the #ALittlemoreathome campaign and switch to ‘business as usual’. The final stage of our digital response to COVID-19 will be the #ALittlebitmoreathome Recognition Awards, set to take place online from 17th August. The COVID-19 resource hub set up will remain on the website.
The latest Government guidelines state that outdoor sports courts, gyms and sporting activities have been permitted to reopen and you are able to travel for physical activity. However, indoor facilities remain closed for now. Sporting activities must be undertaken alone or with members of your household, if social distancing is correctly done then you are able to undertake physical activities with up to no more than five other people or one other household alongside your own.
For more information on the government guidelines around physical activity click here.