There are plenty of services and activities that can help you after you return home from hospital, please click on the sections below for more information.
Staying active after being discharged from hospital can be difficult, especially during lockdown. However, keeping active doesn't have to mean strenuous exercise, just having a walk around the house or a light cleaning spree can even be enough.
Exercise isn't just good for the body, but also for the mind as it can help reduce stress and improve your overall mood.
- If you are looking for inspiration on how to stay active while at home, @Active_Notts has a list of exercise ideas which you can either do from home such as a variety of home workout videos or for you to explore nature spots in your local area, these can be found on their website here.
- The @UoNSport team have created the ‘Health and Wellbeing at home hub’ containing lots of free home exercise routines.
- Please click here for help and advice on keeping you moving while our leisure centres are closed.
- 'One You' have produced some home workout videos, all you need is some space and you are good to go!
If you're able to, it's important to keep moving while at home.
- AgeUK has a collection of beneficial activities for older people as staying active can improve both mental and physical health.
- Nottingham Active have produced an 'Active at Home' Booklet for older people and people with a long term condition, which provides ideas and guidance about how to stay active at home.
- NHS Live Well provides fitness guides and exercise tips for the over 65’s.
Exercises tailored to your ability
- Super Six exercises to improve your strength and balance.
- Sitting Exercises: These exercises are done while sitting; a great place to start to build strength and balance.
- Flexibility Exercises: These flexibility exercises can be done at home to help improve your mobility.
- Balance Exercises: There simple balance exercises can be done at home to help make you feel more steady in walking and moving.
- Movement for those with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia: You can watch and follow the online videos offered by the Royal Osteoporosis Society.
We understand it can be difficult staying positive after being discharged from hospital, especially during the pandemic, so here are a few things that can help:
If you or a member of your family have any mental health worries please look at our mental health support page for information on local services.
Also, for ease of reference, a Nottingham and Nottinghamshire booklet has been produced to help you find out what services are available locally, please see below, one has been designed to be viewed online and one is best for printing out.
- Keeping in contact with family and friends is important, especially when times are hard, don't be afraid to talk about your problems. If you don't feel comfortable talking to the people you love about how you're feeling, here are a range of online support groups in your area that are in the same position as you.
- Here are a list of groups and charities that are dedicated to supporting people with mental health issues.
Children and Young People
- Talking to your children about their worries can be difficult, especially if they don't want to open up, however, letting them know you're there for them and how it's normal to feel anxious about things will create a better and safer environment for them.
- There are many support channels for young people that work with the council such as CAMHS and MHST which provide resources to help yourself and a referral form to talk to a professional.
- Every Mind Matters are an NHS run service that provide support for children and young people struggling with mental health get the help they need.