Helping You to Stay Well - and Still Help Others
Tools to Optimise Mental Health

Resources in Lockdown  - March 2020

As the coronavirus proliferates on a global scale, worry and panic is on the rise. And it is no wonder when we are constantly being told how to best protect ourselves from being infected. But how do you stay safe in this climate and simultaneously make sure that the fear doesn’t take over your life, developing into obsessive compulsive disorder or panic?


Download an overview of how to stop the anxiety spiralling out of control.

Resources and activities to help adults stay well
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Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app.. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal or sent them to someone and let the music do the talking
  Elefriends is a supportive online community from the mental health charity Mind. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a place to share experiences and listen to others.
  Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness. It’ll help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best, and get a better night’s rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness
Is coronavirus affecting your education or work? Explore Future Learn online courses to continue studying, build professional skills, and connect with experts.
Live online half day course - Introduction to Adult Mental Health First Aid.
Available to virtual groups
Email to book a session for your team

This is a time of uncertainty and a lot of children and young people will be feeling anxious and worried about what is going on. This is a normal response to the situation and below we offer some advice about what adults can do to help and support children and young people.
Click HERE to download this free resource.
Resources and activities to help children and young people stay well
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  Meditation app geared toward kids and adults. The meditations for younger kids seem to be parent-child focused, as many of them speak directly to the parent and include activities (e.g., close hugging) that are most appropriate for a parent-child relationship. There are also lesson plans for teachers that can be paired with the student meditations provided. Parents can create sub-accounts so each member of the family can track individual programs, favourites, and progress over time.
eQuoo, an evidence based, captivating choose-your-own-adventure game that increases your emotional fitness.
After mastering a set of psychological skills, you can choose your own adventure game to put them to the test.
The type of game changes level by level, and there are mini-games designed to help you understand your personality and identify your areas for growth and personal development.
Safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives. They can anonymously get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences, such as mental health issues, self-harming, relationships and friendships.
Over the coming days and weeks this educational website from the BBC will be changing to bring you daily content that supports you as schools close across the UK, to help you with your education and wellbeing.
Live online half day course - Introduction to Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Available to virtual groups
Email to book a session for your team

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