Wednesday 1st April 2020
We’ve pulled this list together with the help of our brilliant Youth Support Coordinators and young people just like you. We’d love to hear YOUR suggestions for things to add! Please get in touch: email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you find some of these resources useful – please be aware that we don’t own the content on any of these sites, so we can’t take responsibility for it being accurate or up to date.
As ever, if you’re concerned about your physical health during this time, your medical team are the best people to contact.
- Mind have lots of content about coronavirus anxieties, loneliness, isolation, tips on physical and mental wellbeing and more.
- NHS OneYou page with top tips about coronavirus wellbeing, including sleep, relaxation, socialisation, and financial matters.
- Government guidance on looking after your wellbeing, including an easy-read guide for people with learning disabilities.
- Headspace have released a free collection called Weathering the Storm including meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.
- Calm have also released some free content to help with sleep, meditation and relaxation.
- Nothing Much Happens – ‘Bedtime stories for grown-ups’ to help you sleep.
- NHS Moodjuice – ideas to help you manage your sleep
- Daylio – Mood tracker app
- Clear Fear – Anxiety management app
- Young Minds
- Student Minds links to various resources about coronavirus.
- BBC ‘How to manage OCD and anxiety during coronavirus’
- Eating disorders and coronavirus
- Illustrator Emma Paxton at Imagistic has created some beautiful printable posters and resources to inspire positivity during lockdown.
- NHS nutrition advice
- British Dietetic Association food facts
- World Cancer Research Fund
- British Nutrition Foundation
- The Healthy Food Guide
- Association of UK Dieticians Q&A about food & coronavirus - this dispels myths and gives clear summaries of a healthy diet.
- BBC Good Food cheap & healthy recipes
- Body Coach TV (Joe Wicks) – daily sessions plus huge back catalogue of home-based HIIT.
- Advice and a few suggested exercises at home.
- Dance with Oti
- NHS exercise page, which includes links to fitness guides, tips, routines and videos
- Trekstock Cancer Support – videos and online routines
- Disability Horizons exercises for disabled people
- Audible has lots of free downloadable books right now.
- Learn a new skill free for a few months
- Learn sign language for a very reduced price
- Duolingo (online language learning)
Games and activities
- Houseparty, the video chat app, includes games you can play as a group with friends
- Write a letter to the future
- Teens Unite events (some of these are hosted virtually)
- A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources
- The British Library online – Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
- Colorfy (online colouring app)
Other useful links
- The brilliant AfterThoughts podcast, created by Toby Peach and Alice-May Purkiss and supported by our friends over at Trekstock, shares the stories of young people who’ve been through cancer.
- Here’s a list of things that used to charge but are currently free for a few months (be aware they won’t be free forever so set a reminder to cancel)
- The Prince’s Trust have launched a coronavirus Hub filled with free lessons on all sorts from self-confidence to self-employment