Winter Friend resources

It’s important to keep yourself and others well this Winter. We have a range of useful links and easy to download resources to help with physical health, mental wellbeing, children and families and winter wellness. You can explore what is available below.

Winter wellness

From keeping warm in your home to tackling icy weather, a selection of useful links and resources to keep you and your neighbours well this winter.

Keeping Warm at Home factsheet

Easy tips for keeping warm and well at home

Help make your home winter-ready with Yorkshire Water

Useful video from Yorkshire Water to help get your home ready for those cold winter temperatures

Keeping well this winter - AGE UK

A useful video from Age UK with four simple tips to look after yourself this winter.

Covid-19 Eating Well advice

Downloadable details about the Covid-19 Malnutrition helpline and support service in Leeds

Home Plus (Leeds)

Information about Home Plus (Leeds) and their available services to improve health at home and independent living

Keeping your home safe

Tips from the Met Office for how to keep your home safe during colder months

Useful numbers flyer

Downloadable flyer which outlines useful numbers to help with your health, home and mental wellbeing.

Covid-19 safety advice

Downloadable easy read flyer with tips and advice on how to stay safe, specifically for people aged 60 and over.

Physical health

At-desk yoga through to exercising in your living room, find below a range of resources to help stay active from home, whatever your age or ability.

Pre and post-natal yoga

Gentle exercise videos from NHS England for those who are pregnant or have just given birth

Walking tips for older people

Useful tips and advice from Age UK for helping older people safely walk more

Active at Home

Active Leeds provides advice and tips for all the family on how to stay active at home

Mental wellbeing

Help exercise your mind with our suggested craft or mindfulness activities, or just know where to turn when you, or someone you know, needs a listening ear.

Talk to someone about their mental health

Mindwell Leeds outline useful advice about how to talk to someone about their mental health

Meditation with Inkwell Arts

A short, guided meditation from Inkwell Arts to help when things feel overwhelming

#MindWellMOT checklist

Reflect on your personal wellbeing with the mental health MOT checklist from Mindwell

Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips from the NHS to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing

Mental wellbeing as a new parent

Brilliant advice from Mindwell for how to look after your mental health as a new parent

Children and families

Quick and easy boredom-buster activities, through to purse-friendly recipes to satisfy the whole family. Something for the little ones as well as the parents!

Back to school tips

Advice from NHS England to help children and young people heading back to school during the Covid-19 pandemic

Parents Survival Guide

Young Minds provide a useful guide for helping parents on those days when everything feels too much

Simple recipes for all the family

Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make recipes for all the family from NHS Choices

Children's mental health

Great practical advice and tips from Every Mind Matters for how to look after a child or young person’s mental health

Activities to do at home

A range of fun activities to do at home with children, provided by Home Start

Nature Treasure Hunt

A Winter Friends nature treasure hunt, fun for all the family. A great way to get outside and feel the benefits of being amongst nature.

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