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Stay at home health and wellbeing resources



Exercise for children

Exercise resources for children and young people

Exercise you can do at home

Exercise for older people

Mental health and wellbeing

Uncertain times can negatively affect your mental health, leading to stress and anxiety. We've put together some resources we hope will help you cope.

If you are still struggling after several weeks and it is affecting your daily life, please contact NHS 111

Resources for children and young people

  • Every Mind Matters Coronavirus and mental wellbeing from the NHS.
  • Gonna get through this from Spotlight contains links to different mental health and wellbeing organisations, educational resources and activities for children.
  • Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
  • Tower Hamlets education psychology service (THEPS)
  • Mental health advice and resources for adults and young people
  • The Mix has everything you need to know about mental health, from anxiety and depression to self care and counselling
  • Mind has practical tips on looking after your mental health
  • Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help
  • Health Spot is a GP service exclusively for young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 if SEND). Access free advice from a GP over the phone about any unmet health needs, that are non-Covid 19 related.
  • Spotlight are offering free over the phone check-ins for all young people in the borough with our Youth Workers. They are also happy to speak with any parents who may have concerns.
  • Dr Karen Treisman has created videos to support relaxation and emotional regulation
  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has a range of useful advice for parents, carers and young people
  • Think Equal has free Home Kits packed with children’s books, activities and easy step by step instructions for you, to help develop your child’s social and emotional learning while keeping them entertained

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Resources for key workers

Mental health and money

Isolation and loneliness

  • Co-create anxiety and creative response participatory sessions. Weekly on-line sessions to keep members and participants connected during these challenging times.
  • London Tigers telephone support for people who feel lonely and isolation.
    Exercise programme for organisation’s members, at home or when going for a walk, via WhatsApp, plus chair exercise programmes for groups via Zoom.
  • Age UK
    • Provide a telephone contact service
    • Can deliver food and medicine to clients
    • Conduct regular telephone welfare checks
    • Provide Handyperson service
  • The Campaign to End Loneliness has advice and tips on dealing with isolation and tackling loneliness 

Keep in touch with friends and family

A great way to manage feelings of loneliness is to keep in contact with family and friends. Or if you think someone you know may be feeling isolated and lonely please reach out:

Bereavement support