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Creative Isolation - a network of opportunities

This network is focused on bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets -but with more people socially and physically distancing themselves, the network is now sharing more home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times. This website has links to lots of activities and opportunities...
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Ten today?

A set of fun, 10-minute workouts intended to easily fit into your day that help get you stretching and moving at home. You can find audio or video workouts on the 10 Today website. https://10today.co.uk/tune-in/
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Wellbeing and Mental Health during COVID19

This new guide will help you to be better placed to look after yourself and others:www.every-life-matters.org.uk.  
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Yoga for all

Yoga With Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness, at no cost, to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes across the globe. There are lots of different options to chose form - one off session to those lasting upto 30 days. She is a very calm and inspiring teacher - this is a great way to introduce yourself to yoag - why...
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Quiz - Food

 Test your knowledge on food - have a go at our online quiz - its just  abit of fun and you might know more than you think :) These quizzes are produced weekly with a differnt topic each week - why not make it part of your weekly routine? Hope you do well! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJ...
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We're here for you!

Creative Headspace - There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we're offering some meditations you can listen to anytime. These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It in...
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Wellbeing and mental health during covid19: A guide to looking afer yourself and others

Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the world and it's important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body. Everyone will be reacting in their own way. You might be feeling frustrated or lonely. Concerned about your finances, your health or relatives. And you might be feeling down, worried or anxi...
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Workouts for disabled people

Parasport are producing home workout routines especially designed for disabled people. New content will be added to the website all the time, so keep an eye on the latest updates. Home Workouts with Kris are proving to be very popular. https://parasport.org.uk/home-workout-kris-2 ​
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Do a workout with Sweaty Betty today!

Workout from home with Sweaty Betty's online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, you'll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level.  It could be great fun - join in today!https://www.sweatybetty.com/workout-videos.html
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Libraries for schools

We're aware that, right now, things are a little tough around the world. The current pandemic has meant that a lot of us are having to self-isolate or quarantine, and this can be tough! Thankfully a number of authors, illustrators, publishers and more have come together to offer free activities and resources for those in isolation, or those who are...
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The online recovery college

Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff. Including mental health, recovery and wellbeing and many more. It alos contains lots of other resources and information that can hlep including developing positive relationships, self mana...
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Lots of useful tips on wellbeing in one place

Mind have developed a 'coronavirus and your wellbeing' toolkit with lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist. You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include...
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Try Tapping

Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridia...
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Kitchen Essentials

​If yuo're looking for something to do - why not try out your craft skills and make yuorself a kitchen apron?  Join this adult and child friendly free tutorial and learn how to sew an apron. From threading your sewing machine, take your measurements and cutting out the fabric to sewing it all up!You will need:Sewing machineApprox 1metre of fab...
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Bitesize learning

From Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer. The website already currently contains a range of learning opportunities for people over 16 years of age including functional, core ...
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Learning opportunities available

There are now many different online resources and websites to support learning (and training). We look forward to sharing a variety of options over the next few days and weeks and it would be really good to know which ones work best for you - do get in touch and let your Key Workers know. We look forward to supporting you.
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Getting Active

According to NHS advice, adults should do some physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better (although currently you may be alittle restricted due to COVID19) however many of these activites can be undertaken at home. Adults should (where possible):aim to be physically active every day. Any activity i...
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Join the Body Coach online

The Body Coach TV is the home of Joe Wicks' workouts. He has hundreds of free workouts for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment.  Why not have a look - these are FREE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
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Craft Yourself Silly

The Sewing Directory website contains lots of interesting and useful options for being creative - many of the are FREE - including: Bag MakingPatchwork QuiltingUpcycling PorjectsDress MakingXmas Projects (its never too early to start)many more For further details visit: https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/free-projects/ 
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Supporting good mental health

Young Minds - an organisation that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Their mission is to "make sure that all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's difficulties." For further information and/or support, visit: www...
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