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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.