Welcome to the Women’s Association for Networking and Development

WAND is an independent charity that addresses the problems facing women in isolated and excluded communities through drop-in sessions, outreach services and networking events. WAND was set up to work predominantly with female asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in 2005 but have since extended to all corners of the community

Since 2005, WAND UK has supported women across sexual health, including HIV prevention, computer literacy, mental health and well-being and domestic violence. A more comprehensive overview of our 4 core service areas follows:

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Creating a Self-Care Routine When You’re Self-Isolating

Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself. During challenging times, self-care can sometimes feel like an indulgence or a waste of time, but it’s vital to support our physical and mental wellbeing.
With the recent outbreak of COVID19, without proper self-care we might see our wellbeing decline – you could spend your days watching the news, reading the papers and being exposed to negativity, potentially increasing your anxiety, losing sleep, and comfort eating.
However, it doesn’t need to be like this – you can benefit both your mental and physical health with some simple self-care. WAND UK shares some top self-care tips below:

 

1. Regular Wake & Sleep Times

“Your alarm normally goes off at 7am? Keep it as it is. It’s so easy to lie in, to put on some joggers and for that to be your workwear for the day. Instead, wake up, shower, get ready and be productive from the start. Start your day as you mean to go on.”

 

2. Set a Schedule 

If you’re working from home and don’t have your usual morning and evening commute, think of this as bonus time. Why not start to have a schedule for what you’re going to achieve that day, both work and personal. At the end of the day you’ll feel like you’ve accomplished a lot and taken time away from your laptop to be active.

 

 

3.Take Breaks 

You’d take breaks at work, so ensure you take them at home too. Working long hours and not taking breaks leads to exhaustion and stress. Taking breaks refreshes the mind, replenishes your mental resources and allows you to become more creative. Schedule a morning break, lunch break and an afternoon break at the very least.

 

 

4. Be Active

Join WAND UK free yoga and dance classes – but whatever exercise you enjoy, do it! Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress and boosts your   physical and mental energy.

 

5. Eat healthy

Eating well is fundamental to good health and well-being. Healthy eating helps us to maintain a healthy weight and reduces our risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and some cancer.

 

6. Human connection

While physical distancing is imperative to stop the spread of this virus, fostering a sense of connection in cities around the world has never been more important.
Stay in touch with family, friends, and neighbours by phone or online
Join WAND UK and Volunteer for us You’ll feel better by helping others.
 

You are not alone , if you are a women living in Kensingn& Chelsea, Hammersmith Fulham or Westminster and feeling overwhlemed and isolated please Contact info@wanduk.org or call Nawal on 07960834121 Gladys on 0753 415 561 to find out how to access our Multilingual Telephone Befriending service.

Make your compassion an action today. Give us your support so that we can continue helping the community by providing free professional emotional support and practical help to clients who are experiencing a difficult time.

Emotional Wellbeing workers are here to provide women in need with information, emotional support and refer them to other services.
 
Make an Appointment, Email us at: info@wanduk.org
Or visit: www.wanduk.org
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A more comprehensive overview of our 4 core service areas:

Health and Well-being

Health Services, Sexual Health and HIV, Mental Health and Healthy Living.

Parenting

Health and Safety; Schools, Learning and Development, Culture and Children.

Women’s Issues

Domestic Violence, Community Leadership and Social Enterprise.

Adult Learning and Skills

Improving English Language Skills and IT Skills.