MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH
The strain of quarantine, working from home, finances, homeschooling, concerns for loved ones and more is a lot to bear. Here are some helpful articles and contacts.
Being at home with your kids for weeks on end will be a challenge for all. Read up on this advice from a therapist about how to survive with ten specific activities you can do to help. Check out other advice about homeschooling.
Children at Risk
Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable U.S. children could face a heightened risk of abuse and neglect as coronavirus-related school closures keep them at home and away from the nation’s biggest group of hotline tipsters — educators. Here's a helpline for kids.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry share mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic: 'There doesn’t have to be loneliness' They included the Instagram handles for international support resources that, in addition to offering services, also need volunteers: Crisis Text Line, Shout U.K. and Kids Help Phone.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s all too easy to get swept along by the world’s collective anxiety. Here, Claire Holmes explores how being ‘purposely present’ at this time can be helpful. We can’t control the news or other people’s reactions; we only have control over ourselves and how we respond, she says..
Living with short-term or chronic insomnia can be challenging. It can affect your physical and mental health in ways that extend far beyond waking up feeling groggy. But a resource for getting more restful sleep may be right in the palm of your hand.
Book for Kids
A book to help explain Covid-19 to young children. You can download for free. If you purchase it, proceeds go to charity. If you enjoyed the free book, you may donate to the following Fund's here.
Book for Kids
Another great book for slightly older kids. If you enjoyed the free book, you may donate to help the UK health services here.
Love During Covid
These days are not normal for anybody. They just aren’t. Families are stressed in ways they may never have been before. When everybody’s together, stuck behind closed doors 24/7, it can magnify those little things in your relationships that drive you batty; and they can become giant issues. So how do we all survive love in the time of COVID-19?
Free Fitness Classes
Online business is booming, and yes…we all know why. But this new reality is also an opportunity to shake up your routines, favourite studio or teacher and dive into the abundance of offers out there! Let’s start local – and free! This article also lists international classes and apps.