Links to helpful websites/information at this difficult time (30th March 2020)

This BBC article is about ways to stay connected, with details of all sorts of interesting activites you can access online including book clubs, pub quizzes, museum from home tours (including national gallery), pet care videos, exercise videos and cooking shows

This article from Relate (relationship support) provides advice on support and coping with living in close quarters with family/loved ones, etc

The Telegraph are doing a daily coronavirus good news round up which is released at 12:30 each day. Here’s todays:

Want to host a film night?! Netflix have launched Netflix party which allows you to watch Netflix films and shows with your friends/family online synchronising playback and offering group chat (I think it might only work via Google Chrome browsers)

Love animals? Here’s a comprehensive list compiled by Country Living, of all the best animal webcams:

NHS Tips for Dealing with Covid 19 anxiety

Education Support Partnership are still operating their free, confidential helpline which is operated by trained counsellors who specialise in supporting those working in education. The helpline is manned 24/7 and the number is: 08000 562 561Feel pass this number on to anyone who you think might need their help.

It is an excellent summary of stress and anxiety, specifically in relation to COVID-19, which may help us all to help ourselves and each other!

It covers the following:

  • Patterns
  • Healthy development
  • Managing stress
  • Risk and resilience
  • Regulating emotion
  • Supporting others

Pete Yardley has been a health and fitness professional for over a decade. He has planned age appropriate daily mini-workouts for all of children and adults for FREE in these difficult times.  Pete is doing the sessions in his living room to encourage people that are isolating or working from home to be part of something social and stay healthy.  

Children’s sessions are only 15 minutes – but they really get you moving!

  1. Adult workout – 7:30am
  2. Primary workout – 8:30am
  3. Secondary workout – 8:45am

To keep up to date, follow Pete and he will post updates on when workouts will be.

To watch the videos live go to and click on the profile picture in the corner when it’s highlighted with a play button as shown below: