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Next Meeting - Postponed

Updated: 16/10/2020

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Sorry! Closed again

 

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I'm sure you have seen on the news the recent nationwide increase in COVID cases. This, combined with a low take-up of interest in attending the October meeting has lead us to cancel Crossroads for October and for the remainder of 2020.

This sad but necessary decision has not been taken lightly but the safety and health of all the Crossroad members must be considered amid the recent spike.
We appreciate for many of you, the monthly Crossroads meetings are an important social event and the continued closure may cause difficulty to some. For this reason we have left all the support information posted earlier in the pandemic, on this page for your reference.

Please remember, there are people and organisations out there to help you if you are experiencing difficulties.

Please keep yourselves safe and check occasionally on here for any updates.
Best wishes, The Crossroads Team

 

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 Samaritans 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 Mindline Transline. 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, gov.uk is the best place to look.

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