Covid19 – Help in these uncertain times

Our current circumstances are likely to increase mental and emotional health struggles for many. Whether you’ll struggle with the children, be isolated and alone, be confined to a space with a partner you were planning on leaving….  I will share anything that may help here, on any relevant subject…

Telephone suport:

Samaritans: 116123 – email – to write a letter:

PO Box 9090

MINDLINE -01823 276 892
Wednesday – sunday – 7pm-11pm, Freephone: 0808 808 0330 

 Bristol Mind website –

Child Line: 0800 1111

On-line to watch/read/listen:

Psychology today our brains and why this is so hard

Free mindfulness


Anxiety management guided meditation / relaxation

Read: Pause and reflect

Self help resources for mental health

Resources for children and young people 

Eating Disorders and Coronavirus

Domestic Abuse help and advice:

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (24/7 service) 0808 2000 247 – site:
National Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
National LBGTQ+  : 0800 999 5428
Womens aid also offer online support: 10am – midday each day:
Also related – Sarsas (Somerset and avon rape and sexual abuse service) are running extended hours on their helpline:

Careers advices:

Free and on-line

General advice and ideas:

Breathe and breathe slowly and deeply.
Create a daily plan.
Go for a daily walk.
If you can in nature.
Be creative & imaginative
Do the chores / sorting out you’ve never had time to do. Photos, attic, draws,filing.
Stay connected. Txt, fb, email, whatsapp etc.
Stay positive this IS A TEMPORARY situation.
Help your friends , colleagues to do this too.

Using a mindfulness exercise to write down pleasurable moments from the day, however fleeting they are.

Free on-line Yoga

Yoga with Adriene and Yoga with Melissa are both gentle and nourishing, Adriene is fun too.
Yoga with Kassandra is more dynamic.
Yoga Nidra is a lovely guided relaxation/visualisation, often up to 45 minutes that can help people sleep or relax.
Teaching children…. learning resources (non mental health)\

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks