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                                          Coronavirus and your mental health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all our lives. Things are changing fast, and many of us are worrying about what it all means for ourselves and for our loved ones. Those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too
If you go onto the Mind website you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time. Please find below a range of activties, information and helplines that you can access to support you and your family's mental health at this time. 
 Activities to do at home
Cosmic kids yoga
Yoga and mindfulness together  

Mindfulness in Schools Project

Free daily online mindfulness practice 


Place 2

This website offers coronavirus wellbeing activity ideas for families  

Partnership for children

This resource to boost your child's well-being during the Covid-19 lockdown  


Useful apps

Headspace – meditation app

Calm – mediation and sleep app

7 cups - anxiety and stress chat

Smiling mind –mediation app 

Moodometer is an interactive mood diary for monitoring and understanding emotional wellbeing.  

Chill Panda is an app designed to help with anxiety, managing worries and improving wellbeing for primary school-aged children.  

Happime a free non-profit app that helps to raise self-esteem, self-confidence and happiness levels in children young people and adults by teaching them about the power of thinking positively and how to choose a more helpful way of thinking.  

Calm Kids -  Connected Parents gives you resources on all kinds of parenting dilemmas at your fingertips — including inspirational messages, audio tracks, videos and articles to help you create a calmer, happier home.


Useful books: 
  • The Big Book of Blob Trees by Pip Wilson

  • What To Do When… books by Dawn Huebne


Mental Health Helplines
Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.



Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)


Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)



CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)


Additional links
Cruse Bereavement Care – Update on Service Provision
Campaign to End Loneliness