Useful websites and resources

Below we have compiled a list sources of help and support (work in progress!).  Please let us know of  helpful additions and let us know if any of the links aren’t working properly….. Thanks!

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565

 

FAMILY LIFE AND GENERAL ADVICE

NHS Well being Guide – Evidence suggests that there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and well being: connect, be active, learn new skills, give to others and practice mindfulness.  Trying these things may help everyone feel more positive.

Parentzone – A brilliant website giving advice and information to parents about all things digital.

 

PHYSICAL HEALTH

Make Movement Your Mission from the Later Life Training initiative. Very tame and targeted for the averagely active older person but very good for very many people focusing on improving strength and balance. You can participate live on Facebook and/or catch any missed sessions on Youtube or Facebook.  Join Bex 3 times a day (8am, 12pm, and 4pm) for 10 minutes live functional movement  suitable for standing or chair based clients.

Pilates classes with Rosie Adamson – Rosie – who usually does a couple of classes for us in the studio on a Tuesday, is running pilates sessions on Zoom from her home. Contact her on  07506 471601 or by email at  roseanna_telling@hotmail.com

Emily Rule, one of our physios, has done a couple of simple Pilates routines for people to do online. Search Emily Rule on YouTube. We hope she’ll be building quite a library of classes

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Mind has great ideas on their website on how to work on these five steps to well being whilst in isolation at home.

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity comitted to improving the emotional well being and ental health of young people.  They and UNICEF  offer tips on how to talk to your child about the virus.

The Mix – An online guide to life for 16-25 year olds in the UK. Provides non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs

Mental Health Foundation – Leading mental health organisation – loads of helpful information about safeguarding your mental health.

Family Lives – A charity which helps parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. Provides a 24 hour confidential helpline, support and advice

Rethink – Provides advice, support and information on mental illnesses.

Childline – 0800 1111 Provided by NSPCC, a private and confidential support service for young people up to the age of 19

Be Mindful – Provides information about Mindfulness and how it can help you to manage your thoughts and feelings

Papyrus-uk – A website dedicated to suicide prevention of young people.

The  Recovery Village – help with addiction and it’s associated problems