MYMY And CDRCN Provide Free Stress Busting Videos

Avoid stress and click onto the free videos made by MYMY and the County Down Rural Community Network.

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Avoid stress and click onto the free videos made by MYMY and the County Down Rural Community Network.

You can engage with the two videos in a lying or sitting position.

Local mental health charity MYMY (Mind Yourself & Your Mate) and County Down Rural Community Network invite you to try out a new FREE virtual resource aimed at reducing stress whilst promoting positive mental wellbeing.

With funding secured from County Down Rural Community Network under the Warm Well & Connected Programme, MYMY have developed two “Awareness Journey” videos aimed at reducing stress and promoting wellbeing.

You can view the videos at:

Gareth Toner, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator with MYMY, said: “In times of additional anxiety and distress these uncomplicated yet highly effective short videos can provide a calming few minutes of much needed relaxation.

A calming scene in the stress relieving video.

“This is a free resource allowing individuals to practice a simple, yet innovative, series of exercises that assist the body in releasing muscular patterns of stress and tension in their own homes at a time that suits them.

“As you will see one video is for sitting and the other is for lying down. We very much hope that we cater for everyone through the videos and we especially consider those who are isolated, in care homes and rural locations.”

Paula Nixon, CDRCN development officer said: “We are delighted to support MYMY in developing this resource and hope many individuals will benefit from these.

“I would also like to thank Dedkat Media for the video production. Warm Well & Connected funding allows CDRCN to engage with local community organisations and Charities and help them to deliver programmes and initiatives to alleviate isolation and loneliness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme will continue to allocate funding to a wide range of community projects from now until March 2021.

Jill Truesdale added: “MYMY as an organisation is focused on helping people raise their self-esteem, their self-awareness as well as helping them to develop a better understanding of self-care. 

“Suicide, depression, relationships, physical health and financial issues have become too common in our society and many people find aspects of their life a challenge.

“We at MYMY offer a safe and friendly space for individuals to work through the issues that are becoming a burden and affecting their everyday lives.

“This support is vitally important to the everyday running of the MYMY House and enables us to provide counselling sessions, support groups, crisis intervention and ongoing training and awareness services.”

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are worried about someone who might be thinking of suicide, please contact one of these helplines free:

Lifeline 0808 808 8000.

HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141.

Samaritans 116 123.

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Also, anyone in need of support should contact the Covid-19 Community Helpline, which is managed by Advice NI, freephone number 0808 802 0020. You can also get in touch by:

emailcovid19@adviceni.net:

text: ACTION to 81025, 

or by completing a form on the Advice NI website(external link opens in a new window / tab).

Further details will also be available through the programmes’ lead partners: councils; health trusts, charities and partnered community and voluntary groups.