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The PS Community Hub

Amazing things can happen when we unite

Welcome to The PS Community Hub. This is a free resource for everyone to take, share and contribute ideas to support each other’s physical and mental wellbeing. We believe in the enjoyment of a healthy and fulfilling life, all to be the best they can be and for each of us to play our part in helping our communities and the region to thrive for years to come.

The PS Community Hub - Welcome from Peter Taylor, Managing Partner

A very warm welcome to The PS Community Hub,

We are all working and living in a new environment. We are adjusting to not meeting in person, in coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Some will find it easier to embrace than others. Just because you are working remotely does not mean you have to be or feel alone. Each day provides a learning experience about ourselves, others and our world.

We believe maintaining physical and mental fitness as well as staying connected is a vital part of supporting each other through this period, sharing thoughts, tips and ideas. The PS Community Hub provides support for health and wellbeing of anyone who is now working at home for an extended period, finding it challenging, feeling anxious or isolated.

Take and use the content as you wish. Let us know what is working for you so that we can share it on this Community Hub. We shall include as many of the suggestions as we can.

The ideas and suggestions we include are just that. There is no financial or other benefit to Paris Smith in these ideas and they do not constitute legal advice! We do not take responsibility if they don’t work for you but would love to hear whether they did or not. Let us know any websites, apps or other resources which you have found helpful by emailing Communityhub@parissmith.co.uk.

We are very grateful for the support of our founding partner in this initiative, LOCALiQ , and their team in Southampton, with their global experience in regional media and digital strategies.

We also thank our contributors.

We hope you will find The PS Community Hub helpful.

Best wishes

Peter

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Pet Taylor

Looking after your physical wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak

Stay safe and keep physically well during the pandemic. We all know our physical health is important, and the new restrictions on our daily lives means we need to engage with new forms of exercise. Similarly, for office workers now at home, looking after your back is paramount. Enjoy our section on exercise where you fill find links to virtual exercise classes and more.

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Coronavirus and mental wellbeing

Now more than ever businesses and individuals must work together to support each other. We have been delighted to work with The Eleos Partnership on various initiatives, have a look at their recent webinar for supporting the workforce during this pandemic. Read on for some useful resources.

Useful resources

Webinars on mental wellbeing

Juan Alvarez Guides

Every day, Juan Alvarez guides two meditations on Instagram Live. You can attend live, or enjoy them all day @alvarezguide.
Daily, 1pm to 1.30pm UK time
No registration required.

Power Down: End of Workday Meditation

This is a call to cease the day’s work. During this session, I will lead 30 minutes of mindful attention to the breath and presence. Let us move together through the threshold from work to the evening — and into greater compassion for others and ourselves.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 10pm to 10.30pm UK time

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Nutrition and COVID-19: What to eat

With new routines come new challenges when it comes to eating well. Please do send us any recipes or suggestions you have found work well in isolation or when home working. Below we have some useful resources on nutrition.

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COVID-19 - How to work from home efficiently

The business world has been forced to adapt quickly to employees working from home. There are various legal considerations from an employment law perspective and ensuring employees are able to work compliantly and protect personal information. In this section you will find recommended technologies, and practical guidance to help you in this transition. Some of our staff have shared what it’s been like working from home.

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Coronavirus guidance for educating children at home

Normal family life has changed for millions of people, with parents becoming teachers, partners working together, and children adjusting to new routines. This section, we hope provides help and information for education your children at home in a fun and entertaining way.

  • Twinkl (usually requiring subscription but they’ve opened up their resources for free. This is used by teachers as well so it follows the national curriculum)
  • PhonicsPlay (usually requiring subscription but again they’ve opened up their resources for free. Lots of phonics/word games. Many schools use this.)
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Family fun during Coronavirus lockdown

This section includes links to fun activities, virtual experiences and ways to keep in touch with families and friends during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Paris Smith’s Social Committee have quiz questions and answers from our annual staff quiz. We would be happy to supply these to anyone that wants to run a fun quiz with family and/or friends.  Email Sandy Waters and she will supply them to you.

Virtual activities

Other fun things to do and staying connected with friends and family

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Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

Being pregnant during the Coronavirus pandemic can be a scary thing; it might feel like support from family and friends is more difficult. There is advice and support out there, and ways of ensuring you are connected and safe.

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Business thought leadership

Business working together, sharing advice and best practice is a wonderful way to ensure we are all thinking about life after this crisis. How are you getting through this time? How are your staff feeling and what innovative new ways of working have your implemented? Let us know your stories.

Community information sites

This section simply places local community information sites all in one place for you. If there are other local sites not listed please let us know.

Regional news and media

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Get involved - We'd love to hear from you

Please let us know what is working for you so that we can share it with others. We shall build the platform with as many of the suggestions as we can. The ideas and suggestions we include are just that. Let us know any websites, apps or other resources which you have found helpful by emailing The PS Community Hub or telephoning 023 80482247.

 

Coronavirus legal FAQs

Since the Coronavirus pandemic began we have been asked all sorts of legal questions by our clients.  We have created a page dedicated to answering those questions which you may find useful.  If there is question that you have and you cannot see the answer on this page please email us and we will try and answer it for you or point you in the right direction to get the answer. Why not SIGN UP to receive email notifications as soon as our Coronavirus – Legal advice and guidance page is updated with new or amended content to help you stay abreast of government announcements that may help you in your working environment.

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