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.
If you are or someone you know is experiencing family violence and need someone to talk to, call the AWARE Helpline in Singapore
at 1800 777 5555
Feeling desperate? There are suicide hotlines across the globe. Click on the link below to figure out how to get help where you live.
This collection of printable worksheets, posters, activities, and coloring pages designed to help children develop grit, resilience, and perseverance. It’s not free, but not too pricey either if you have a kid who needs to learn to be more resilient.
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..
Be Your Best Self
In a special virtual conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, she shares wisdom on how to build resilience, courage and joy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The world seems to be falling apart just now thanks to coronavirus. And it probably doesn’t help that your kids seem to be falling apart, too. They just want to be with their friends. Social distancing is particularly hard on teens.
Coping with Teens
With school closures, canceled proms and stricter stay-at-home measures, many teens are feeling disappointed and anxious. From talking to your teens about the current health crisis to ensuring their safety and mental well-being, here are some tips to help them cope.
Social Media Helps
Social media usage among teens is something that has concerned parents and teachers for years, with each subsequent generation seemingly more addicted to electronics than the one before. But it might end up being the thing that saves them.
Big List of Apps
Apps help lead us and remind us to practice self-care every day. Below are apps recommend by University of California, San Francisco. Many have been shown to be effective in evidence-based research.
If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. This guide from the New York Times will connect you to the basic information you’ll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies.
Clean Your Phone
A breeding ground for bacteria at the best of times, smartphones, tablets and laptops need to be cleaned more than ever to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few simple and quick tips on how to do it.
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.