GENERAL PAGES:

Government:
Government Corona Virus Page (see especially “Employment and financial support”)
Government Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The NHS: NHS Corona Virus Page

Financial Advice:
Money Saving Expert (frequently updated guide to corona virus)
Citizens Advice
IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed)

Other Comprehensive Help Pages
City Sikhs
London Renters Union

Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping:
Dr Jeffrey VanWingen on Youtube (19,057,656 views, from Mar 24, 2020)

MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINES & TELEPHONE SUPPORT:

C&I Crisis Line: 020 3317 6333

Samaritans offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day on 116 123

Saneline offers out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Opening hours: 4.30pm to 10.30pm. Call on 0300 304 7000

The Listening Place offers face-to-face support for those who feel life is not worth living. Telephone: 020 3906 7676

FREE ONLINE THERAPY SERVICES ACROSS UK:

Help Hub: Website under construction. Aims to be up and running by 23 March: www.thehelphub.co.uk.

The Guardian coronavirus online therapy service: www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/18/coronavirus-online-therapy-service-to-offer-free-sessions-across-uk-self-isolating

The Institute of Psychosynthesis: www.psychosynthesis.org/coronavirus-support

WEBSITES AND APPS:

Mind UK: Coronavirus and wellbeing www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Mental Health Foundation Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Public Health England: Guidance on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

FREE NHS approved wellbeing online service: www.good-thinking.uk

FREE My possible self app: www.good-thinking.uk/resources/my-possible-self

FREE MyCognitionPro app: www.good-thinking.uk/resources/mycognition

NHS apps library – most apps are free: www.nhs.uk/apps-library

STAY AT HOME ACTIVITIES IDEAS

“Pause, reflect and stay home” – How to look after yourself and others in self-isolation: www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/17/pause-reflect-and-stay-home-how-to-look-after-yourself-and-others-in-self-isolation

How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids and yourself: www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/17/self-isolation-survival-guide-relationships-coronavirus

World Digital Library: www.wdl.org/en/topic

Audible has made many childrens’ audiobooks & literary classics available to listen free: www.stories.audible.com/discovery

Chatterpack – free, online, boredom-busting resources: www.chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

ONLINE COURSES:

FutureLearn – some of them are free: www.futurelearn.com

Online Recovery College:
lms.recoverycollegeonline.co.uk/course
www.recoverycollegeonline.co.uk/your-mental-health/coronavirus

NEW Free Recovery College online course – Coping During the Pandemic: This course has been developed for everyone in response to the recent global pandemic. There is information about how to avoid catching/spreading the virus, what immediate feelings you may have and common reactions, managing your mental health at this time, managing isolation and social distancing, self-care, supporting children and young people and some accessible information. The course is free to access for everyone. You can find the link on our homepage. It will be continually updated with the latest information and advice.

HOME SCHOOLING:

KIDADL: The Best Fun Things For Kids To Do In Lockdown

A List with more than 40 Educational Internet Links: DOWNLOAD

Some Pages with Resources for Home Learning:
www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-free-resources-home-learning
www.bluecoatfederation.co.uk/home-learning
www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
www.tutortastic.co.uk/blog/homelearning
www.themathsfactor.com

Audio Stories & Books:
stories.audible.com/start-listen
www.worldbook.com

Want to go to the Zoo?
Chester Zoo hosting all day live virtual tour

…and an in-depth scientific article about the emergence or corona viruses:
Bats, Coronaviruses, and Deforestation: Toward the Emergence of Novel Infectious Diseases?

MINDFULNESS:

Online Mindfulness course: www.good-thinking.uk/resources/be-mindful

Meditation and mindfulness app: www.headspace.com/code
Free resources available on their website and app. Due to the covid-19 situation, there is a now a free section in the app/website called Weathering the storm that includes meditation, sleep, and movement exercises, which can be found in the Explore section.

Palouse Mindfulness: www.palousemindfulness.com

Online Sessions & Podcasts – Oxford Mindfulness Centre: www.oxfordmindfulness.org/online-sessions-podcasts

Medschool UCSD: www.medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/mindfulness/mindfulness-resources/Pages/Mindful-Poetry

SELF-COMPASSION:

Self-compassion exercise and guided practices: www.self-compassion.org/category/exercises

Centre for Mental Health Compassion: www.centerformsc.org/self-compassion-and-covid-19/

RELAXATION:

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/relaxation

SLEEP:

FREE Sleepio is an online sleep improvement programme: www.sleepio.com/work/nhs/

SELF-CARE:

Center for Mind-Body Medicine: cmbm.org/self-care

Mind: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/self-care

8 Ways to help yourself and others: www.happiful.com/coronavirus-ways-to-help

45 simple self-care practices for a healthy mind, body and soul: www.tinybuddha.com/blog/45-simple-self-care-practices-for-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul

YOGA:

Some Online Kundalini Yoga Classes (pre-recorded and live):
Hamir Kaur GRDP fundraiser class (zoom)
Kundalini Lounge (recorded. For 33% discount use GRDP 2020)
Joy Yoga (zoom)
Siri Sadhana Kaur
Sat Siri Singh (zoom)
Snatam Kaur (facebook)
3HO: Boost your Immune System

Download Document: Raghurai Singh – Breathing & Immunity Boosting Yoga Postures.pdf

Fateh Singh (our Project Manger) is also offering free Tantric Buddhist meditations (facebook)

Free online yoga with Adriene:
www.yogawithadriene.com/home-30-days-of-yoga
www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene