The Foundation today launched the Get Busy Living App. With the centre shut due to the current situation with the Coronavirus we want to be able to maintain the community spirit and the peer support and mentorship that our beneficiaries provide each other. This is so important and becomes even more so in the coming weeks and months as many of our beneficiaries are facing 12 weeks of isolation. (The app will initially be used by the beneficiaries who regularly use the Get Busy Living Centre).
Matt who is already in self isolation with his care team posted the following message to the beneficiaries.
“The one thing we are most proud of since we opened the centre is the sense of community that has been created. The family feeling that bonds us all together whether it’s staff or you guys who use the centre on a regular basis. The friendships that have been created and the fun we all have here at the Get Busy Living Centre is so special and unique and important to each and everyone of us.
This community spirit and the peer support and mentorship that you provide each other is so important and becomes even more important in the coming weeks and months.
Although we can’t all be together at the centre we need to stay connected, engage with each another, motivate each other, share how we are feeling and make sure no one is isolated.
We have decided to launch this Get Busy Living App earlier than planned but feel it’s the perfect time to keep everyone together in one place.
Here you can post things, comment on other posts. Private message others and have access to relevant info.
Josie and Sutty will put training plans on here and info on exercises you can be getting on with at home. We may well look to have one on one face time calls to discuss your continued rehab and training needs whilst you are at home.
This app is for you guys, so come up with ideas on how to fill the days in a positive way - film recommendations, mindfulness apps, albums to listen to or new podcasts.
One thing we will all have an abundance of in the coming weeks is time so let’s use it constructively. Lets fill the info section of this app with relevant info that will help
Someone newly injured, we all have so much knowledge to pass on.
We are all in this together and in a few months time when we finally get back to the centre, we will sit in the sun sipping a cold beer with The BBQ and pizza oven fired up and look back and know that collectively we got through it!”