Looking after your well-being this Easter

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For all of us, Easter will be different from what we are used to this year as we approach our third weekend in lockdown.

Some of us are self-isolating with our families but for some this long weekend marks four days of no human contact at all.

That’s why it’s especially important to look after your well-being, both physical and emotional.

We have compiled some resources that are available to you from phone and online support to some exercises and ways to pass time, as well as some more pastimes so you can still enjoy your Easter from home.

 

Phone Support

The Silver Line – Phone befriending for older adults 0800 470 8090

Mind Infoline- free support and advice for mental health- 0300 123 3393

Samaritans 116 123

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably (for men, 5pm to midnight) 0800 585858

Papyrus (for under 35’s, Mon- Fri 10am – 10pm, Weekends 2pm- 10pm) Text 07786 209697

Childline (Under 19’s) 0800 1111

 

On-line Mental Health Support

https://www.qwell.io/

https://www.kooth.com/

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

Chair Based Exercises

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/activity/chair-based-exercises

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/

https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/16/covid-19-home-based-exercise-activities-could-help-during-self-isolation/

 

Things you can do this Easter

National Theatre is offering some much-needed escapism amidst the lockdown. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre can be watched on Youtube until 16 April.

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home 

 

How about some comedy? Comic Shambles is offering free daily comedy shows at their Stay at Home Festival, with performances from famous names such as Professor Brian Cox, Russell Kane and Tim Minchin.

http://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome

 

The British Library has plenty of digital content available to everyone whether or not you have a Reader Pass, including over 95,000 sound recordings covering music, spoken word and nature, as well as stories, workshops and activities available to children

https://www.bl.uk/news/2020/march/access-to-the-british-library-during-temporary-closure 

 

We have also compiled lists on zoos that have livestream cameras in some of their enclosures and museums that offer virtual tours.