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It’s important to remember that staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

NHS England

Now that we all have to stay at home, we have to try and find new ways of staying healthy and happy. We now have to reinvent daily routines that provide a structure to our days, a new framework within which we can live our lives. It may feel strange at the beginning, but soon we’ll be familiar with the new normal and be more and more comfortable with what we have to do each day. 

More than ever, it is very important now to make a concerted effort to look after your physical and mental health. Here are a few websites and organisations that give useful tips on how to stay happy and sane at home.
 

Project Active - Online classes 

Now that we all have to stay at home, we want to make sure that you can still get your dose of exercise every now and then. So we’ll try and bring Project Active to wherever you are at home. All you need is an internet connection and a space to stretch out. It’s a great way to see other people and to do something active from home!

Project Active Online Classes 

Mind

Mind is a mental health charity with some amazing resources on their website. They have information and advice on a huge range of topics but here’s what they had to say on Covid-19 and staying at home. This page is really useful if you have care needs, need housing help, or need to access treatments. 

Mind - Information on staying at home

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

MHFA offer  guidance and training to support mental health, in the workplace and beyond. Their guidance is especially useful during this time when a lot of us are working from home and trying to find ways to look after our mental health. 

MHFA - Supporting your mental health while working from home

NHS

Again, NHS England have a wealth of information on looking after your body and your mind. They’ve also got some great apps that can get you doing more so do check them out.

NHS - Staying at home Tips

Young Minds

Supporting children’s and young people’s mental health, Young Minds helps support young people, empowering them where possible. They’ve collated a lot of useful articles and also give information on what you can do to look after your mental health if you’re staying at home.

Young Minds - Staying at home

BBC

If you’re working from home, writing essays and preparing for online exams, then the BBC has some tips to get you mentally prepared for the work day. 

BBC - Get ready for your work day

Happiful

Happiful also has useful tips and tricks for better mental and physical health when working from home. They’ve put together an article with 7 tips, a quick read that may change the way you work and think about your new daily structure.

7 Tips to get ready for your work day