Coming Together in Lockdown
We’re facing an unprecedented situation and almost overnight the way we live and work has changed completely.
In all the chaos and uncertainty, we have seen the way that people have rallied together to support and care for vulnerable people in their community. The community spirit in Dennistoun has been wonderful and inspiring! We might be a new social enterprise, but as a community interest company, it is our mission to do everything we can to offer help to anyone in the area who needs it.
We are so grateful to have been awarded £2000 from the Corra Foundation. We want to ensure we can use this in a way that will help people directly and make a positive impact ASAP. Therefore, we are working with the COVID-19 Glasgow North East Support Group. Half of our funding will go straight to this group, who are helping vulnerable people in the East end of Glasgow. With the remaining £1000 we will be delivering online services to help support wellbeing and mental health. We have also lent our phone line to the group and our director Nadia is offering her time to take calls from people in the local area in need of support.
Mind Mental Health
We must all protect ourselves and others from the virus. We must also remember that the impact of the pandemic and lockdown will have a negative impact on our mental health; it’s ok to feel scared, anxious or low.
Part of Zennistoun Hub’s mission is to make services that support our mental health available to all, regardless of barriers such as income. Faced with the challenges of lockdown, we are adapting. We plan to move our services online so we can still reach people and improve health and wellbeing by digital means.
Right now we are planning our first service: an online mindfulness course. The course will be free to anyone living in Dennisotun or Calton and those who are self-isolating or shielding.
Keeping Social when Distanced
We can’t be together in person, but we can still stay connected and use online platforms to our advantage. Our social media aims to be a positive and uplifting space to share happy moments, self-care tips and signpost to important information and the local organisations doing heroic work.
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