There are a lot of free online resources out there – including misinformation unfortunately.
We realise this can be overwhelming, so we have hand-picked a selection of bite-size videos and blogs which we think are particularly helpful in protecting your mental health at this time.
Qi Gong exercise with Emma Comfort
Oprah Talks with Bruce Perry
In this Apple TV episode, Oprah Winfrey discusses strategies to regulate stress with a foremost trauma expert
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrodite-in-nyc, via Wikimedia Commons
Coping with fear and anxiety
10 minute Mindfulness exercise
Bramham Therapy’s Jo Morgan leads a 10 minute Mindfulness exercise.
Domestic abuse support
Bramham Therapy’s Julie Luscombe specialises in this field
The power of Kindness
Limit the news
Lockdown: a therapist’s perspective
In praise of not taking up a hobby during lockdown
Bramham Therapy’s Bridget Walker discusses the importance of quiet reflection
Links to extra resources
We have put together a PDF full of links to agencies and charities offering free or low-cost help, as well as apps for mental health.
Extra blog posts
Read our blog posts on COVID-19 self-help for extra support.
A Sense of an Opening
A 10-minute BBC Point of View clip from psychotherapist Susie Orbach on the third lockdown
Keep a routine and structure
5 mins with worldwide expert on trauma, Bessel van der Kolk.
Look after your biological clock
From the Centre for Chronobiology in Switzerland
That uncomfortable feeling may be grief
Life is Fragile & Precious (a client’s perspective)
Titanic movie as metaphor for how we each respond to this crisis
We recommend starting this video by forwarding to 3m 10s