• Autism at Kingwood collates a list of mental health resources for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Below is a list of resources for mental health and wellbeing, and some information about wellbeing apps.


    http://learn.4mentalhealth.com/  – This is a Covid-19 specific wellbeing plan template, to help with what to do in the next 30 seconds, what to do in the next 3 minutes, what to do in the next 30 minutes. An example of a plan is also attached.


    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/  -Mind have some really helpful tips and practical advice about how to cope during the Covid situation, and what to do when you are feeling anxious.


    https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app   -Headspace is a mindfulness app, that has guided mindfulness meditations on it. They have introduced a free section to their website/app, to help people benefit from it during Covid-19.


    There is a new 24/7 Mental Health helpline in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It offers mental health advice for people of all ages including children and older adults.

    • Adults: 01865 904 997
    • Children and young people: 01865 904 998


    Guidance on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes guidance for people with existing mental health conditions.


    This resource from the NHS provides many more tips on how to deal with stress.


    Every mind matters – tips for wellbeing when isolated or working from home


    Sleepio – a clinically evidenced sleep improvement programme that helps improve poor sleep. Available to any adult living, working, or studying in the Thames Valle, free-of-charge, via www.sleepio.com/nhs

    All that’s required is the first half of a relevant postcode (e.g. OX1).


    Moodtools app- https://www.moodtools.org/                  An app to help lift your mood, includes guided meditations, soothing sounds and TED talks, an activities to help lift your mood.


    SAM app – https://sam-app.org.uk/ An app to help understand and manage anxiety.






    Abi Cowley

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