Service Update – Coronavirus

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Health and Wellbeing

Renfrewshire Leisure are here to provide your mind & body with a resource of cultural, leisure and sporting offerings. Browse through this page to find a variety of ideas, tips and activities to support both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

Follow our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates, as well as tips and activities to keep you busy.

 

Library Services

Renfrewshire Libraries online service is filled with a vast range of audio and e-books, and e-magazines for readers of all ages. All library resources are completely free of charge and available to library members. Click here to get reading now.

Not yet a member? Don’t worry, you can join online now. 

Workouts

Visit our YouTube channel here to watch Renfrewshire Leisure fitness consultants talk you through different exercises you can try at home. 

 Click here to book a swim/gym slot or to attend a fitness class.

Additional resources for kids

Our Sports Services Active Schools team filmed some sport specific sessions for you to try at home. These included sessions for dance, football, and athletics. View all of these on our YouTube channel here.

Download the free Bookbug app to keep your little ones entertained with songs and rhymes. Click here now to download.

Walking 

Our team have a Community Activity Officer who can give you ideas of local walks, support on increasing your step count and many other hints and tips to support your daily walking. If you would like more advice on this, please contact Senga McLeod on 07982428157 or senga.mcleod@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

 

Health and Wellbeing with Renfrewshire Leisure

The Renfrewshire Leisure Health & Wellbeing team deliver support, advice and opportunities to keep you healthy and well. 

We have specialist staff to offer guidance and support via telephone, a variety of resources to help you get active or maintain your activity levels and advice on how to keep your mind as healthy as possible.

Our team have created a pack to support you to keep as active as you can in the current situation. The pack includes a variety of resources to support you in getting or staying active.

We also have access to various online resources and links (including online exercise classes for all abilities) – if this is of interest, please email healthandwellbeing@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Mental Health

As well as keeping a healthy body, keeping our mind health is just as important. Keeping connected, staying busy and being virtually social can all help our mind.

For any more hints and tip on how to keep your mind healthy, please contact Senga McLeod on 07982428157 or senga.mcleod@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

Mental health links

Click here for NHS tips on mental wellbeing while staying at home

Anxiety UK has brought together a range of resources to try and help support people’s anxiety during these ever-changing times. Find out more here.

The Mental Health Foundation and Mind.org has a range of different help and tips to try and help us manage staying at home. Check them out now.

https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

For young people, click here to go to the Young Scot website for advice on the Coronavirus and how to look after your mental health. Alternatively, parents check out the Parent Club and Parentline Scotland for the latest advice.

Finally, for advice for older people and their families please contact Age Uk here or call 0800 12 44 222.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Move More

Move More Renfrewshire offers support for anyone affected by cancer to become more active. Taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control. Currently we have a pack containing a range of materials to help you keep active during your cancer treatment.

For information, or more details on either service, please contact our Macmillan Health & Wellbeing Lead, Ruth Miller on 07813530183 or movemore@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Living Well @ Renfrewshire Libraries with Macmillan Cancer Support

If you are someone currently living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis or a friend or relative, then our free cancer information is available from https://www.macmillan.org.uk/ or by calling 0808 808 00 00. You can also down this guide with useful links for activities, eBooks, podcasts and self-help. If you would like a hardcopy of any of the Macmillan booklets, please email us at macmillan@renfreshire.gov.uk with your postal address and we can get this sent to you.

For information, or more details on either service, please contact our Macmillan Service Team on 07810128659 or email macmillan@renfrewshire.gov.uk

If you are looking for information around Cancer and Coronavirus (COVID-19), please click here.

Cancer Information & Support Service

Every Wednesday 1-3pm

Each Wednesday afternoon, Renfrewshire Leisure in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support Scotlandoffer a free and confidential Cancer Information and Support Service online. We provide a free information and support service for anyone affected by cancer. You may have cancer yourself, care for a relative or friend, work as a healthcare professional, or simply want to know more about cancer.

To book a place or for more information contact macmillan@renfrewshire.gov.uk

The service will be delivered by trained Macmillan volunteers and offers a confidential support service.

Further help and advice during the current pandemic is also available at bit.ly/3jbKyiF

It is important to make sure that you are eating properly in order to help you stay healthy. Here are some helpful guides that may help you:

Live Active Healthy Eating Guide

Healthy Eating Questionnaire

Food Portions Guide

Food Diary template

Eat Well Guide

British Heart Foundation: Healthy Meals

NHS - Live Active

If you are struggling to get or remain active or just looking for some advice around physical activity and nutrition, please contact one of our Live Active team. All consultations will be held via phone for the foreseeable. If your current Renfrewshire Leisure classes are unavailable, please also contact Live Active who can discuss alternative options with you.

Paisley
Andrew Masson 07813 530 298

Erskine/Renfrew
Lyn Hay 07985 705057

Johnstone/Linwood
Lauren Campbell 07852 884817

Paisley
Alan McRae 07813 530383

If you would prefer to email, our team email address is liveactive@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Please note - If you have already had an appointment with any of our Advisors, they will continue to support you via phone.

Vitality

If you are looking for an alternative to your regular exercise class, or just scoping opportunities to what exercise you can do at home, Renfrewshire Leisure Health and Wellbeing team have identified a wide variety of resources suitable for all abilities. 

If you have any queries, questions or require further guidance, please contact a Live Active Advisor.

 

For any other enquiries around Renfrewshire Leisure’s Health & Wellbeing services, please contact us on healthandwellbeing@renfrewshire.gov.uk

 

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