Remember to wear a mask!

from Hilary Smith – Co-chair of North Berwick Coastal Health and Wellbeing Association North Berwick is coming back to life! Our shops are reopening, visitors and holiday makers are returning, the town is getting busier. It all feels very familiar but, for some, the return to “normal” is difficult, increases anxiety. So please, remember we … [Read more…]

A Goodbye from Tillie

On 16th June at the Annual General Meeting, Tillie and Deborah stepped back from NBC Health & Wellbeing Association after 3 years as co-Chairs of the association. The association is extremely grateful to both of them for the work they have done. Commenting, Tillie said: “It has been a very busy and worthwhile 3 years. … [Read more…]

Recruiting: Can you help us transform isolation into connection?

If you have spark, energy and the desire to create local reconnection and engagement, you could be the key to our future development. NBC Community Connections is a voluntary project tackling social isolation in the North Berwick Coastal area. It evolved through the NBC Health & Wellbeing Association, which is a subgroup of the Area … [Read more…]

Emotional Support Service during Lockdown

North Berwick Health and Wellbeing Association is now able to offer extra emotional support during this lockdown. During this time we will all feel overwhelmed and anxious.  This is a normal response to a very uncertain time. But if you are experiencing anxiety that you are unable to manage or if you are feeling persistently … [Read more…]

North Berwick Community Resilience

North Berwick Community Resilience are providing useful information on what help and support is available during the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information on how you can help. The group was set up on the basis of the North Berwick Community Emergency Resilience Plan, which was drawn up by North Berwick Community Council in … [Read more…]

Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing – Advice from SAMH

Some excellent advice has been published by SAMH: Scotland’s Mental Health Charity at this page on their website: https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing From the page: “Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones. “We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps … [Read more…]

Telephone Emotional Support

North Berwick Health and Well-being Association after discussions with the NB emergency resilience team has agreed to co-ordinate emotional telephone support during this time. First through our Community Connections project for existing clients and new referrals . Contact Carol Stobie 07940203380 email nbc-communityconnections@outlook.com In addition a number of counsellors, therapists, mental health workers, psychologists have … [Read more…]