If you have any kind of physical disability, it is really important to look after your physical body, sometimes even more so than those who don't have a physical disability. It is equally important to look after your mental wellbeing. If you are struggling with your mental wellbeing it can make your physical condition harder to cope with. There are lots of self-help resources available.
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Research suggests that social relationships play an important role in maintaining the mental wellbeing of individuals with a physical disability (read the full article). Alongside socialising, there are many supportive resources that can help you look after your wellbeing:
- Get active with these exercise tips
- Find NHS disability information and support services local to you
- Activity Alliance has exercise advice, workout videos, and activity guides to help you keep moving
- Why not try Adaptive Yoga with Nina?
- The Gardening with Disabilities Trust offers grants to help people with physical disabilities get gardening because being outdoors has brilliant therapeutic benefits!
- Directory of services, activities and clubs in London, as well as travel and resources within Greenwich and Lambeth for individuals who are wheelchair users, d/Deaf, blind or amputees.
- Tourism for All helps people with a disability have the freedom to take a break by helping to plan holidays.
- Hannah Barham-Brown is a doctor with a physical disability. Read her blog.
- Read Julie's story about her physical disability and things she does to help her wellbeing.
- SignHealth Domestic Abuse Service is a specalist service for Deaf adults and children who have experienced abuse. Support includes one-to-one advice from qualified Deaf Independent Domestic Violence Advocates and Children & Families worker. For information, take a look at their information flyer and their referral form.
The resources here are not exhaustive and don't cover every physical disability, these are just some organisations we found and there will be more. If you would like to speak to us about your needs, we can work together with you to help find the most appropriate support. Call us on 020 3228 3563 or chat to us by clicking on the button below.
- redeployment and f2f work during pandemic (wanting and able to work versus shielding). Not able to be on frontline.
- feeling less valuable than the able bodied worker