Our Lifestyle page offers amazing FREE ways to make the most of being at home

There's never been a better time to be good to ourselves; to keep fit, keep connected, be mindful and stay healthy. It's also a great opportunity to get inspired, learn new skills, enjoy new activities and get those creative juices flowing.

This page will feature weekly updates as to how you can make the most of your downtime, all for free. Make sure that you also on our Wakefield Wellbeing Facebook page, for videos and self-help tips. If you have a family to keep entertained check out our Handy tips page.


Being stuck at home doesn't mean you can't keep fit or immerse yourself in a new hobby. It's a great way to reduce stress. And there are lots of completely free resources to help you do just that. There really is something available for everyone no matter what your age, ability or how much you space have available.


There are so many incredible free tools online right now, from YouTube tutorial videos to language courses and new recipes, it would be a shame not to make the most of them.


It's okay to take a little time out during this extraordinary situation to just focus on you. So, we thought we'd offer a few simple ideas to help you find some much-needed stillness and calm, and show you how easy it is to relax and stay mindful every day at home once you know how.


It's the perfect opportunity to get out in the garden, breathe in some fresh air and make the best of your green space. Make a call you have been putting off or even write a letter.  


Whilst everyone will have their own issues whilst we are self-isolating, there are those across our district and on your own doorstep that will be more vulnerable. Can you help with a trip to the shop, a phone call, a quick chat from a safe distance. If you want to get involved further check out all the volunteering opportunities at