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.
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:
CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
Some really useful exercise videos for people with particular types of pain and various conditions:
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:
Pilates online for women
This site is offering a 10-day free trial:
Some useful ideas and advice from Sport England – quite vigorous but worth a try!
Sound advice for maintaining good physical and mental health while self-isolating in the home, with links to a variety of online resources:
The Body Coach
Over 250 online fitness videos aimed at different ages and levels, including seniors and children:
… 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.