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Important Corona Virus Information
Crossroads is closed due to the CoronaVirus
DO NOT RELY ON THE CALENDAR and the What's On UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Thank you to those who replied to the poll.
The results were:
Despite the latest easing of restrictions there it is still inadvisable to have large indoor social (as opposed to cinemas, pubs etc. where you tend to stay with 1 or 2 other people) gatherings and so the decision has been made to not have a meeting in July.
If there is no 2nd wave (which should be evident by August) we'll look at that date to restart BUT ONLY if gatherings like ours are permitted and the hall reopens for business. There has been no further news from them on this to date.
Take care everyone and let's hope it won't be too long now. Check here for updates
Many other events/meetings are being cancelled so if you are planning on going to any of the regular events, do check with the organisers first.
An updated What's On will be released when more information has been
We would like to offer some advice during these difficult times
so Lauren has released this information...
You're all aware of the advice about how to keep physically well during this pandemic and I'm sure that you'll have seen mentioned about maintaining your mental well being.
There isn't much detail on the latter so I thought I'd share some thoughts/ideas to help and remind you of where to turn to for help if you need it.
One of the simplest ways to help is to go out in the sunshine. This can be your garden or just sitting by an open window that is sun facing.
SHUT YOUR EYES (never look directly at the sun with eyes open) and turn your face to the sun. Sunlight acts on your
pituitary gland to secrete serotonin which helps boost your mood.
If you are asymptomatic and keep to the social distance rules then a walk in a green space can help, especially woodland. Wear wellies, the ground is still very wet.
For some just being isolated, especially if you live alone, can be detrimental to your mental wellbeing. Try organising phone calls (video calls are better) with friends
and family or (again if asymptomatic) get involved in helping neighbours who can't get out. You'll be keeping your distance of course but this can boost your mood.
Others may be stressed about their job, money etc.
If it does get too much then there are support services out there such as
Mindline or the
NHS Mental Health Crisis website.
Being transgender brings it's own factors in this sort of situation. I am aware that some of you are only rarely or even unable to express yourselves at home. I know from experience that this can affect your mood and be distressing. Don't forget the
It's not 24/7 so again if it becomes overwhelming then Samaritans (who do get TG training) or the above link can help.
We don't know how long this is going to last but there will be an end to it and some kind of normality will return.
So look after yourselves, physically and mentally and, if you can, others around you.
Community Access Support Service (CASS) have provided a large list of support services for the Bristol area. This can be
downloaded from us as an Excel file.
Further updates will be posted here as they are received. Please
check back often.
For the very latest official updates,
is the best place to look.
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Other than a pleasant evening with coffee, biscuits and conversations, we
will be welcoming Dave Sully who is running the
Wellbeing Project for The Diversity Trust and also
Ian Boulton who is a South Gloucester Counselor who chairs their LGBTQ+ Network.
We hope to see you there.
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