Reconnect this winter

Ideas and tips to help you reconnect with others and the local area, as well as look after yourself this winter.

Wintery tree with the text 'reconnect this winter'Whilst we may not be able to do some of the things we are used to this winter, there are still lots of things you can do to enjoy Broxtowe, reconnect with family and friends and support your wellbeing.

We’re encouraging local people to reconnect this winter by stopping for a moment or two to help you escape the everyday, do things that make you feel good, improve your wellbeing and help look after one another.

Reconnect with nature

Broxtowe has an abundance of beautiful open spaces, parks and play areas for you to enjoy, with nearly 50 parks and recreation grounds and 15 designated Local Nature Reserves to choose from.A group of men and women on stage with arms crossed over each other for break the bias international women's day 2022

Discover your local open space and the benefits of time outside on your physical and mental wellbeing at

Reconnect with local heritage

2020 has been the year of the staycation and whist we’re unable to travel further afield, now is a great time to explore our local area and discover new things about Broxtowe and Nottingham.

Find out what’s on your doorstep at

Reconnect with local businesses

It’s been a really tough year for businesses and many of them must remain closed for now but we can still connect with them and show our support.

For ideas on how you can still support local businesses, visit

Reconnect with learning

It’s never too late to learn new skills, whether it’s a new recipe or hobby or improving your professional skills to help you find a new job. Having something to focus on can also take your mind of worries and concerns for a while.

There’s lots of free online training resources that you can access from home and complete in your own time.

For links to courses you can do, visit

Reconnect with neighbours

Residents went out of their way to look out for their friends, family and neighbours while we were all in the first lockdown, so let’s do the same this time round. Sparing five minutes of your time and being considerate at home could make the world of difference to your neighbours.

More tips on how to help others and support those who may be affected by mental health issues are available at

Reconnect with kindness

Practicing kindness towards others can have a profound effect on our own mental health. We can also make sure we’re kind to the environment to protect it for the future.

For ideas on how you could help and to see what other local people have been doing, visit

Reconnect with self-care

The current situation and the impact it has had on our day to day lives has affected many people’s mental health, whether it’s something you have struggled with before or you’re experiencing mental health issues for the first time.

There is lots of support and advice out there to help you make small changes to make the harder days a little more manageable. Find out more at