Coronavirus links

Coping during the pandemic

The Recovery College Online has developed for a free online course for everyone in response to the recent global pandemic. There is information about how to avoid catching/spreading the virus, what immediate feelings you may have and common reactions, managing your mental health at this time, managing isolation and social distancing, self-care, supporting children and young people and some accessible information.

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Staying active and healthy

As more of us are self-isolating at home, keeping physically active has never been more important. Here are some trusted websites offering help and ideas on keeping active and fit through these difficult times:

NHS Fitness Studio

A wealth of exercise videos for people of all levels of fitness and ability from the NHS:

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CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

Some really useful exercise videos for people with particular types of pain and various conditions:

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Also from CSP – Falls Prevention Exercises ‘Get up and Go’. This video is aimed at older adults but is also useful for anyone having to limit walking / outdoor activities:

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Pilates online for women

This site is offering a 10-day free trial:

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Sport England

Some useful ideas and advice from Sport England – quite vigorous but worth a try!

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Good Housekeeping

Sound advice for maintaining good physical and mental health while self-isolating in the home, with links to a variety of online resources:

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The Body Coach

Over 250 online fitness videos aimed at different ages and levels, including seniors and children:

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… and finally

Watch this sobering short film, made staff from the Respiratory Team at Belfast Trust, with one simple message: stay at home to save lives.

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