Winter can be a particularly tough time for people affected by aplastic anaemia. Perhaps you're facing Christmas with an added dose of fatigue, feeling befuddled by vaccine uncertainty or frightened by flu. Perhaps you're just finding that the sadness creeps in a little earlier of an evening when the nights start to draw in at 4pm.
We're here for you.
That's why we're bringing back our Wonderful Winter Wellness programme. It's a series of events, publications and activities designed to lighten the darkest months.
We know that the word "Wellness" can sound a bit hippy dippy - but it's actually just about taking action to protect your physical and mental wellbeing. Whether that's about feeling more informed about vaccine information, understanding the latest information around Covid and Flu, connecting with some friendly faces online for a Quiz of the Year, or revisiting some of our amazing wellness resources, such as our Sound Bath, or free online Yoga Class - we've got you covered.
The Aplastic Anaemia Trust worked with Sami Fitz to create this special Sound Bath to help members of our community to unwind after a difficult day.
Find a relaxing position, put your headphones on, and immerse yourself in sound.
The Aplastic Anaemia Trust worked with Becky from Present Moment Meditation to produce this Meditation to aid sleep. Many of the aplastic anaemia community have reported to us that worries or fatigue impact their sleep. This simple tool could help you to switch off and drift off - why not give it a go?
We have recorded a free hour long yoga class especially for people affected by aplastic anaemia. Qualified teacher Bethan Ecclestone designed this class to help you to relax and support better sleep patterns. Watch it here.
Our young volunteers will be ringing up people affected by aplastic anaemia for a friendly chat. Request a phone call here - or volunteer!
Information for individuals with aplastic anaemia and their families to help prepare for the cold season
A useful guide to the benefits that may be available to aplastic anaemia patients and their families/carers