Mental health has been on the agenda for some time, but the current exceptional circumstances are making it a more significant issue than ever.
About the Expert
Dr. Daksha Hirani is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has a career spanning over decades which has involved working with the NHS, International Embassies and Charity Organisations in Africa and lecturing at universities. She is currently an associate clinical tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London and has a private practice based in Moorgate, London.
Free mindfulness exercises: https://soundcloud.com/user-800980016
For Panic: https://nopanic.org.uk/
Health updates regarding coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Online counselling and therapy for children: https://www.kooth.com/
Virtual tours feature museums and other online learning courses: https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home
Multiplayer board games online:
https://en.boardgamearena.com/?fbclid=IwAR 3HYcWvJTJUyalSglkJc-pmD8qQcHEfsYrOT3 SGfA-M5zqVX9GxsbuSnVo
Dealing with conflict at home during self-isolation:
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/news-and-blogs/our-blog/dealing-with-conflict-at-home Helps young people manage their feelings around self-harm: https://calmharm.co.uk/
App for meditation and sleep: https://www.headspace.com/
Tracker for understanding everyday emotional wellbeing: http://myhealthapps.net/app/details/363/moodometer
Museum virtual tours: https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/
Free broadcasts of performances: https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse
What to do if you’re worried about COVID-19: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ For fitness: https://www.downdogapp.com/
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