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Some important info from our friends at Big Hearts & The Changing Room Project 

 

Did you know that loneliness and isolation are major factors in the causes of poor mental health?  Whether you did or didn’t, now that we’re well into life during lockdown it’s more important than ever to deliberately look after your physical and mental health.

 

So where you can, get outside even for a few minutes so that you can clear you head by doing things like taking in the sights and sounds of any nature close by.  Doing this and ‘taking notice’ is one of the recognised 5-Ways to better mental health and well being.  Don’t just take my word for it though, look here at the SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) website for their guide to the 5-Ways.

 

Connect is the first of the 5-Ways you see listed and that’s why I’m posting on Kickback – it’s used by hundreds of Jambos every day to connect to other guys.  OK it’s usually about the ups and downs of watching Hearts, but in these strange times some guys might need a bit more than chat about gegenpress, possible Championship away days and the media’s fascination with spinning club news from Tynecastle.

 

It can be really tough to make the first step and say that you need to chat about something depression or anxiety, but anyone who’s taken part in The Changing Room project at Tynecastle will tell you that talking is easy once you start.  It really helps to get things off your chest to stop them going round and round in your head.
 

There are lots of ways of connecting to The Changing Room if you are needing a wee but moral support and encouragement for me and the guys who take part or if you just want some more information.  Go on, give it go – those weird thoughts in your head probably won’t go away on their own.

 

Phone line – 0131 603 4929 – Monday to Thursday – 10:30am to 3pm

Email – [email protected]uk

Zoom conference – 2/3 times per week.  Details sent privately if you ask

The Changing Room website - http://hearts.thechangingroom.org.uk/ (yes, we know the images are wee bit out of date!)


Dougie @ The Changing Room 

 

Note: The Changing Room is a project run in conjunction with SAMH, Big Hearts, SPFL Trust with major funding from the Movember Foundation

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Tazio

Well said. This whole situation is very difficult and even more difficult for those of us who live alone. I realised a couple of days ago I haven’t made physical contact with another person for 3 weeks or spoken to someone I know face to face. I’m ok as I am comfortable in my own company but I’m also very aware a lot of people aren’t. Thank Christ for the web as forums and social media give a rough facsimile of real life. 

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milky_26

Taz, for me it has been at leat 5 weeks since i have actually spoken to someone face to face (not phone or video conference) anyone i know. i have had the advantage i've been in work so it has been a different scene but i have another weeks leave so it has been difficult.

 

one thing that has helped is having pub quizzes with friends i grew up with but we are now in different locations. the next one is saturday night. it would have been a struggle without it. 

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milky_26

one other thing, if this thread helps one person it is worth it. for me on JKB just now the depression thread might be the most important as it gives help, advice and peoples experiences with things like loneliness and other things that cause depression. there might be one post from someone that helps or points you in the right direction. 

 

If you are having difficulty have a look here 

 

it shows that you are not alone and there are people who might be able to help

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hisnameisdrewbusby

Taz, Milky, just let me know if you guys want to join in with some of the Changing Room chats or even if us three have a wee phone call or even one-to-one.  Happy to help with some social contact for you both if you want.

 

The contact details in the first post will get you through to me.

 

All the best,

Dougie

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Jambof3tornado

My wife is a mental health nurse working from home. Its proving bloody difficult to judge peoples mental health without physically seeing them, having to rely on what they say and how they say things and picking up on key words and phrases, so used to body language. Its also having an impact on her as its like trying to work with 2 hands tied behind her back.

 

She is making a difference and people are telling her that but it relies on people asking for help in the 1st place.

 

Speak out folks, speak out to anyone, strangers on the phone, friends, family, the kickback posse anyone.

 

 

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Harry Potter
On 15/04/2020 at 16:57, Jambof3tornado said:

My wife is a mental health nurse working from home. Its proving bloody difficult to judge peoples mental health without physically seeing them, having to rely on what they say and how they say things and picking up on key words and phrases, so used to body language. Its also having an impact on her as its like trying to work with 2 hands tied behind her back.

 

She is making a difference and people are telling her that but it relies on people asking for help in the 1st place.

 

Speak out folks, speak out to anyone, strangers on the phone, friends, family, the kickback posse anyone.

 

 

Time to clap.

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Jambof3tornado
3 hours ago, Harry Potter said:

Time to clap.

Agreed!!

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Zlatanable
On 11/04/2020 at 02:36, milky_26 said:

Taz, for me it has been at leat 5 weeks since i have actually spoken to someone face to face (not phone or video conference) anyone i know. i have had the advantage i've been in work so it has been a different scene but i have another weeks leave so it has been difficult.

 

one thing that has helped is having pub quizzes with friends i grew up with but we are now in different locations. the next one is saturday night. it would have been a struggle without it. 

I watched "A War of Two Halves' last Saturday, @Boba Fett, and it was so good to hear an Edinburgh accent again. 

 

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Boba Fett
3 minutes ago, Zlatanable said:

I watched "A War of Two Halves' last Saturday, @Boba Fett, and it was so good to hear an Edinburgh accent again. 

 


Thanks for tuning in @Zlatanable ! It’s a strange time, and we’re glad that so many folk took the time to watch. If it’s helped anyone in any way, even if it just killed 90 mins of your day, so much the better. It was great from our point of view to get together again and do something creative. It personally helped my state of mind! Its not the same as being in the same room, but there’s a lot to be said for Zoom. It’s good to connect with people, so important at a time like this. 
 

AWOTH is on our YouTube channel until Saturday, fill yer boots!

 

Stay safe folks ♥️

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hisnameisdrewbusby

Folks, at 6pm today (Monday 20 April), Andy Webster will be joining The Changing Room video catch-up chat.  If you'd like to join, please email at [email protected] and I'll let you know how to join.

 

I'm not making the joining details publicly available due to stories of nuisance people hacking zoom calls.

 

Dougie

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ri Alban

Steve Coogan   :facepalm:

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Frank

A bit of a shame that this thread seems to be stagnant now. Also, lockdown is pretty much done (for now, at least).

However, here's how I've managed not to commit murder on my wife/kid/myself:

 

1. Skippy Doodle - (AKA Amoruso Let's it Run) classic Hearts games on YouTube.

 

2. Learning how to cook, if you were shite before, you can become good. If you were good before, you can become pretty ****ing decent.

 

3. Bill Burr podcast

 

4. DO NOT watch 24 hours rolling news, it's basically fear porn.

 

Anyway, that's my take. Good luck, fellow Jambos - be brave, clenched fists 👊

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