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!

Mental Health

Every Mind Matters (NHS)
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

BBC Headroom
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/YfRzhXDKSZQxFVn30TlXBj/your-mental-health-toolkit

Samaritans
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/

CALM
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

Intercom Trust
lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity
helpline@intercomtrust.org.uk or call the helpline: 0800 612 3010

 

 

Activities for children

 

Chrome Music Lab – brilliant and silly fun for adults and kids:
https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Nature

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.

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening

Happy Eco News – is a regular newsletter with a summary of positive ecological/environmental stories from around the world.

https://happyeconews.com/

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.
https://www.forceofnature.xyz/

Sustainable Dittisham’s Friday’s good news

Blog

New perspectives….

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:
https://www.drstevemarshall.com/steps

Here is his blog page:
https://www.drstevemarshall.com/journal

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1rCxLdpSSE&feature=emb_logo

And a link to his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Sirhcchris2010

Earthrise by poet Amanda Gorman – inspiring!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOvBv8RLmo

 

 

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:

Creative Isolation

 

 

 

Books, Films & TV

Devon Libraries LINK. Access eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines for free using your library card

 

 

Movement

NHS Exercise LINK 10 minute workouts, strength an flex, and more…

Yoga with Adrienne LINK

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Coming Together

Coming soon …

 

 

Spiritual

Homeworking

Coming soon …

 

 

Financial

Citizens Advice South Hams LINK

Post Office system for getting access to cash https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52229698

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Food

Organisations supporting people to access food during the coronavirus crisis: Organisations Food