5 new ways to help this week (21 December 2020)

This weekly blog marks our final one of 2020, before the WCWD team takes a well-earned two week break.

Since this website was founded in March 2020, we have grown from two co-founders, to a team of 16 volunteers all based across the world. Every single day we have been dedicated to bringing together all the ways that we can help the UK through COVID-19 and beyond. Everything on this site is vetted so you can trust the causes you're supporting.

We believe everyone can make a difference no matter who you are, where you are, or how much time or money you have. We are here to help you activate your inner activist through regular informative content on social media, and our website's unique time and causes filter.

But enough about us!

In a week that has been tough to say the least, we have collated 5 ways you can take control and make a difference to the UK.

Whether you do one or all five, you can make a difference.

1. Take time to rest

After what has been a rollercoaster of a year, take this festive break to stop, reflect and re-energise your batteries. To take care of others, you must take care of yourself.

However you relax, give yourself the time and space to do these things.

If you need any ideas, check out our spotlight on looking after yourself whilst trying to change the world and our blogs on supporting your mental wellbeing during a Covid Christmas and during a lockdown.

Following the recent emotionally-charged governmental u-turn about the lockdown restrictions over Christmas, this is more important than ever.

If you need help please be kind to yourself and reach out whether that's to your friends and family, a helpline or an organisation. Grab hold of the things you can control.

Through kindness to ourselves and others we can get through this difficult time.