Wellbeing Resources

Useful mental health and wellbeing resources for people who are physically isolating

We have put together some useful mental health and wellbeing resources for people who are physically isolating themselves.

 www.goodnewsnetwork.org  Since 1997, millions of people have turned to the Good News Network® as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media. Because of its long history, staying power, and public trust, GNN is No.1 on Google for good news.

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/  Social distancing and self-isolation can be really hard to deal with. It’s normal to feel anxious, frustrated or bored, and if you’re worried about the effect it will have on your mental health, you are not alone. Here are our tips for looking after your wellbeing during quarantine.

https://www.giveusashout.org  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.

https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath  Enjoy this curation of free content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.

https://www.headspace.com/covid-19   These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s our small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.

https://www.carersuk.org/78-local-directory/5527-redcar-and-cleveland-borough-council   this is for carers and has an online forum and other information.

https://wellbeinginfo.org/  Looking to improve your own health and wellbeing, or wanting to help a friend, colleague or a family member? But don’t know where to start ….. Then this is the site for you.

Skillshare.com Explore new skills, deepen existing passions, and get lost in creativity. What you find just might surprise and inspire you.

Access books from the library online! You can join the library on this link: https://libraries.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/web/arena/online-services and then on the app https://www.borrowbox.com/ you can loan books, audio books and more to download to your phone.

CCI: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/For-Clinicians Information handouts, worksheets and workbooks, for adults

Therapist Aid https://www.therapistaid.com/ Single worksheets, interactive tools e.g. guided breathing relaxation techniques (+ lots of interactive resources for kids), videos

Get Self Help https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/freedownloads2.htm single worksheets, thought records, etc. different variations of worksheets

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/ A-Z: of mental health conditions and information such as medication, inpatient rights, etc)

Mindwell https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/ Resources for supporting yourself, others, and information for professionals. Also has info around housing, benefit, debts, etc.

TEWV http://www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/tewv/ Self help leaflets