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Take a break from the bad news – keeping us Better in Bassetlaw

BASSETLAW TAKE A BREAK FROM THE BAD NEWSCrises, like the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be stressful and worrying – and may affect our mental health. The good news is that there are many things we can do to support our health and wellbeing.

Here are a few tips we have found that we hope will help.

We are also sharing examples of how the Bassetlaw community are uniting to take care of each other during this period.

Please keep us informed of any good news stories or opportunities! Email us at or share on social media using #BetterinBassetlaw.


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Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Red Cross KIND

things i can control

Bassetlaw Hospital staff are creating packs of essential items for their elderly and vulnerable patients

Bassetlaw Hospital essential bags

Mental Healthy crisis cafes still open and operating as normal in Worksop and Retford

Mental Healthy crisis cafes still open

Bassetlaw’s community organisations and GP practices rapidly moved services to digital and phone methods

bassetlaw vcs orgs operating digitally

National Trust opens its parks including Clumber Park for free, to encourage local people to enjoy open space

A Pilgrim 400 Apple Tree was planted at Bassetlaw Hospice to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower journey

Several Facebook groups have been set up by Bassetlaw people for supporting Bassetlaw people through the crisis

facebook groups

Action for Happiness launched a ‘Coping Calendar’ – 30 suggested actions to look after ourselves

A virtual ‘Let’s Sing Community’ goes live on Facebook every Thursday at 1:15pm, sponsored by Home Instead in Bassetlaw

Local children are joining in on a giant ‘I Spy’ game by putting painted rainbows in their windows for others to spot when taking a walk outside

Send us information of any good news stories or opportunities! Email us or share on social media using #BetterinBassetlaw

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The purpose of Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership is to reduce health inequalities and increase healthy years lived for Bassetlaw people, by working together to address the determinants of health. We want to improve lives lived by Bassetlaw citizens by providing the right support at the right time, to ensure everyone can be better in Bassetlaw

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