Mental health organisations
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person.
Telephone: 0808 802 55 44
Availability: Monday to Friday, 12pm til 10pm
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis.
Webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/ and telephone 0800 58 58 58, both available from 5pm ‘til midnight every day (Staff are continuing services remotely and lines may be busy)
Calm have also created a document called “Getting through these weird times”
The Silver Line
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90
Availability: 24 hours a day, every day of the year
More advice, information hints and tips can be accessed also from mentalhealth.org relating to looking after your wellbeing at home.
Every Mind Matters
Practical advice to - from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better.
Availability: Online only 24 hours a day, every day of the year
Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing
Advice from Mind
Five Ways to Wellbeing
Ideas for adapting the Five Ways to Wellbeing during a time of restriction and physical distancing
Are you a parent facing the challenge of navigating your family through the COVID-19 pandemic? Or are you a practitioner working with families who are struggling emotionally?
Find fact sheets and webinars here
This webinar provides an overview of the mental health training available to the sport and physical activity sector.
Click here to register.
Free online resources:
Volunteering: reach out to a vulnerable friend or neighbour or sign up to coronavirus-covid-19-volunteering helping others
Public Health England has easy ten minute work outs
The NHS Fitness Studio has a variety of exercise videos available, from pilates and yoga to aerobics and strength exercises.
UK Coaching - Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
Usually £18 now free until 31 August 2020. Gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions.
Samaritans - are dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and are currently available for telephone conversations and support.
Call: 116 123, open 24 hours every day
Visit the Samaritans online
Kooth - is a free, safe, online mental health and well-being service that supports children and young people between 11 and 18 years of age. Counsellors are available online from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm on weekends.
Sign up on the Kooth website and select 'chat now' to talk.
Childline - has information, advice, games and activities. They also offer free confidential counselling and advice over the phone or online.
Call: 0800 1111, open 9am to midnight
Good thinking - Wellbeing apps available free to Londoners
NHS advice for getting active with a disability.
A huge variety of activities suitable for a wide-range of disabilities are now available on demand from Get Active. Organisations including Limbpower, Stroke Association and Versus Arthritis have contributed to the activity finder which can search for live and on-demand classes to support all users on their active journey.
During the covid-19 pandemic, Disability Sports Coach (DSC) aim to motivate as many disabled people as possible to be active in the safety of their homes. In April, with the help of Davies Sport, 200 DSC Community Club members were delivered home equipment packs helping them to stay active during isolation. The DSC Home Activity Programme will be accessible to disabled people nationally in due course.
Activity Alliance have released new ways to adapt activities so more people can stay in and work out. Disabled people and providers can access new social media graphics and tips on the STEP tool. STEP stands for Space, Task, Equipment and People and is one of the most effective ways to use household items to be active.