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Posts by Vanessa Allen

Breathe Easy

One of our Henry Smith House yoga class members, Carole, tells us about her experiences and how she came to pranayama.

Online information

Which coronavirus information should I trust?

There is so much information now that it can be hard to find the relevant and trustworthy sources. Here's our guide.

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Five Festive Activities

Play them on your own or share them with others, and let us know how you get on!

Guideposts – Supporting carers during the covid crisis

Guideposts CEO Matthew Jones writes about some of the challenges carers have faced during 2020 and how the Guideposts team have taken some key services online to great effect.

World Mental Health Day

Paul continues his blog series to reflect on World Mental Health Day and his own experience ending mental health stigma.

Help with the worries of the pandemic: Jenny’s story

Guideposts Information Service heard from a young woman, Jenny, who lives with from Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and had been self-isolating at home during the Covid-19 crisis.

The worries of the pandemic: Is it safe to have workmen at home?

During lockdown, we took a call from a lady, who was distressed and needed urgent help for her elderly father who has Parkinson’s Disease, loss of voice and lives on his own in Gloucester. Some sockets in the kitchen had come off the wall and were unsafe. Harriet was worried that her father might try to fix it himself and cause an accident.

Long Covid: What do we know?

An article to help understand the persistent symptoms that are sometimes reported following a Covid-19 infection, and some ways to handle them.

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The worries of the pandemic: obsessive cleaning

How Guideposts Information Service helped Bethany who was extremely anxious about shopping, receiving post, wiping surfaces, washing clothes and the thought of lockdown ending.

GLADS Superheroes Colouring Competition

We are celebrating our incredible staff at GLADS in Oxfordshire and the massive impact they have made during the pandemic with a colouring in competition.