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 email@example.com
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.
- Young Minds have lots of information and guidance on how to support your mental health right now
- Headspace have released a free collection called Weathering the Storm including meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.
- Nothing Much Happens – ‘Bedtime stories for grown-ups’ to help you sleep.
- Clear Fear – Anxiety management app
- Student Minds links to various resources about coronavirus.
- How to manage anxiety and OCD during the pandemic from the BBC
- Eating disorders and coronavirus
- Illustrator Emma Paxton at Imagistic has created some beautiful printable posters and resources to inspire positivity during lockdown.
- 10 tips to beat insomnia from NHS Choices
- 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
- Cooking on a Bootstrap gives you tasty and healthy recipes for any budget
- The Body Coach TV (Joe Wicks) - regular live 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
- A list of exercise apps made free (but be aware they won’t always be, so make sure to set a reminder to cancel)
- 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
- 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.