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