Maintaining wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak

At Grand Union, staff have been working hard to support our customers and each other at this difficult time - see our coronavirus pages for updates. This has included regular updates to our wellbeing pages; sharing ideas and coping strategies based on the 5 ways to wellbeing. However, while our vocabulary has expanded (lockdown has been declared by the Collins Dictionary as word of the year, with furlough, key worker and social distancing also being shortlisted), we thought it was time for an update now that winter is here.

It is quite natural to feel overwhelmed, anxious and even scared at the moment. We’ve been in and out of lockdown, and subjected to changing restrictions and sacrifices as we strive to restrict the spread of coronavirus and protect our health service and the most vulnerable. The best news of course, is that a vaccine has now been produced and has started to be rolled out in the UK.

We decided to ask staff for their ideas and we have used these to update our wellbeing pages, still loosely based on the 5 ways to wellbeing.

We hope they will entertain, inform and motivate - remember one good idea can often spark another. We would also like to start sharing some of the things that customers have been doing. If you have any ideas that you would like to share, please contact Emma Dagless, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at healthandwellbeing@guhg.co.uk .