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
Tower Hamlets mental health and wellbeing resources
- Support and resources for those experiencing domestic abuse
Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies is a free NHS service offering therapy over the phone or online.
- The Tower Hamlets mental health crisis line is available 24 hours a day on 020 7771 5807. Callers will be given support and advice from mental health professionals.
- Mind in Tower Hamlets online groups and training, CBT and mindfulness session, peer support sessions, support to get online, wellbeing checks and referral to foodbanks. There are also leaflet available on bereavement and employment.
- Healthwatch Tower Hamlets Provide information and signposting for health and social care services in the borough
PHE guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- NHS list of mental health helplines
- Every mind matter: Information on stress, anxiety, sleep and more
- 12 tips from the NHS on mental wellbeing while staying at home
- NHS Mental wellbeing audio guides
- NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website for self-assessment, audio guides and practical tools, if you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood
Mind has practical tips on looking after your mental health
- Mind has some useful information on relaxation
- Good thinking promotes proactive self-care. There are a range of tools to help your mental health
- Mental Health Foundation has some useful advice on Look after your mental health and wellbeing when staying at home.
Poplar Union Midweek Meditation
Second home virtual meditation class. Make sure you end the week with the right mindset, in this Friday guided meditation class
Poplar Harca online support services available for mental health first aid, healthy living and counselling
- Mindout mental Health Charity for LGBTQ community providing online mental health support service
- Co-create anxiety and creative response participatory sessions. Weekly on-line sessions to keep members and participants connected during these challenging times
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: