As part of its drive to promote good mental health, particularly during the coronavirus lockdown, Eastleigh Borough Council is urging residents to be in everyone’s corner, not in their way, this summer.
To raise awareness and signpost to support, the Council is launching a campaign to reduce anxiety as lockdown eases.
The campaign is encouraging people who are already getting out and enjoying summer safely to be mindful, as well as supporting those coming out from self-isolation, shielding or those who are not quite ready to.
Many residents have been enjoying the reopening of businesses and services across the Borough, but there some who may need the reassurance, time or support to feel comfortable to venture out again and enjoy what’s currently available. The campaign’s message is that it is okay to do this all at different paces; #EveryonesCorner wants to to encourage residents give others space, be kind and be patient.
The timing of the #EveryoneCorner coincides with 1 August, when shielding measures effectively pause, unless, as the government says, the transmission of COVID-19 in the community starts to rise significantly. From this date, clinically vulnerable residents come into line with the general population with National Shielding Service free deliveries also paused.
The campaign signposts residents to resources to help others as well as help themselves by being in everyone’s corner as well as their own.
If residents know of other avenues or ideas to add to the resources, they can add these to the campaign using the hashtag #EveryonesCorner.
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “We are aware of the challenges the pandemic has had for residents and want to help support them return to their ‘new norm’ at whichever pace is most comfortable. Maintaining good mental health has been vital and we hope this campaign will assist residents who have been shielding or self-isolating to protect themselves and others”