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Cast Offs

Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Following NHS and Government guidelines, Govanhill Baths Community Trust has postponed all Arts, Health and Wellbeing classes for the time being. We, like many other organisations, are looking into how to continue to deliver our activities online or at a distance. Please bear with us as we create a programme of activities and get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions. We will be putting together Art and Craft Activity Packs (more info coming soon). If you would like a pack delivered, please contact joanna@govanhillbaths.com or on 07727 146 178 (available Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm).

Finding a way to structure your day, keeping in contact with people on the phone and engaging in some art activities and gentle exercise at home could really help bring some joy and much-needed distraction in this unsettling time. We will keep updating our website and Facebook page and click to sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest activities we are running. Below are a few suggestions from other organisations on creative ideas to do at home and links to important services that are still operating.

Keep safe, and support one another

Advice on how to structure your day when practicing self-isolation or social distancing

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Online Arts Activities and inspiration for things to do at home

Voluntary Arts Scotland: Collection of online art activities and e-learning

NHS-approved Apps to download

Collections of free and payable Apps relating to health and wellbeing

Support for mental health

Breathing Space: A free confidential phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression 
Mind: Helplines, links and tips for mental health support
Give Us A Shout:  A free text service for anyone needing support with their mental health

Housing & homelessness

Shelter Scotland webchat: Monday to Friday  10am to 4pm (Also available from any of the Housing Advice pages)
Shelter Scotland free housing advice helpline 0808 800 4444, Monday to -Friday 9am to 5pm
Shelter Scotland’s Covid-19 housing advice page  (Will be updated as and when any initiatives are announced by the Scottish Government or Westminster)

Domestic abuse (currently experiencing)

NHS: Getting help for domestic violence
Women’s Aid Information and Support

Staying Safe Online

Learn My Way: Free training on how to use a computer, browse the web and sending emails
Lead Scotland: Free digital session on sharing information and how to ensure online safety
Action Fraud: Stay vigilant online
Moneywise: Coronavirus-related Fraud

For more information on the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Programme and to suggest any ideas please get in touch with joanna@govanhillbaths.com or call on 07727 146 178 (available Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)