At Home Resources
We are collecting a range of resources to support residents while you are at home. They are collated with care – but are outside our control and you use them at your own risk.
Suggestions are welcome!
Every Mind Matters (NHS)
Free 24-hour listening support
Call free on 116 123 or visit the website /www.samaritans.org
Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line
The Silver Line – FREE confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day 0800 470 8090 –https://www.thesilverline.org.uk
The Mix. Online support Webchat for 10-18 year olds, online counselling for up to 28. Group chat, general chat, helpline, email and text support and webchat 0808 808 4994 www.themix.org.uk
Victim Care Unit on 01392 475900 https://www.victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk/Help-and-Support/
National Domestic Abuse free phone helpline 24 hours is 0808 2000 247 or the web link https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Call 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Free, anonymous webchat with trained staff – www.thecalmzone.net
Crisis support for young people
If you are under 35 and feel that life is not worth living any more, call Papyrus’s HopelineUK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.
0800 068 41 41 or Text 07786 209697
Visit the Papyrus website https://papyrus-uk.org/
Time to Talk
Confidential listening support service and practical help for disabled people or Deaf people. Phone: 0300 303 3691 or SMS: 0785 642 6940
lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity
or call the helpline: 0800 612 3010
Activities for children
Chrome Music Lab – brilliant and silly fun for adults and kids:
Gardening for Wildlife – the Wildlife Trusts have a lot of practical suggestions on their website – for how to encourage wildlife into our gardens. A good way to be outside, do a little exercise, and be entertained by new visitors.
Happy Eco News – is a regular newsletter with a summary of positive ecological/environmental stories from around the world.
Clover Hogan and her organisation “Force of Nature” – helps children deal with climate anxiety and has prepared a toolkit for schools to do the same.
Sustainable Dittisham’s Friday’s good news
Try the photos and blog posts of Steve Marshall – calm and inquisitive and deeply interesting.
He has the #1000Steps project – which has caught on with other people apparently.
Here is the #1000Steps page:
Here is his blog page:
For football lovers – over on Youtube – we love Chris MD. He’s a young football commentator. But he speaks out on racism, tolerance, and he made a really funny fake “cat goalkeeper” video to highlight how online content might not all be true.
Here is the fake cat video:
And a link to his channel:
Earthrise by poet Amanda Gorman – inspiring!
Museums, Galleries & Places
Here are a set of useful links, all in one place (in truth not just museums and galleries) for fun things to experience, learn and do, so that we can seek:
Books, Films & TV
Devon Libraries LINK. Access eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines for free using your library card
NHS Exercise LINK 10 minute workouts, strength an flex, and more…
Yoga with Adrienne LINK
Coming soon …
St George’s Church – https://dittishamparish.co.uk/village-resources/st-georges-church/
Coming soon …
Citizens Advice South Hams LINK
Post Office system for getting access to cash https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52229698
Organisations supporting people to access food during the coronavirus crisis: Organisations Food…