Resilience and Well-Being during COVID-19

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World Suicide Awareness Day
September 10th 2020 was World Suicide Awareness Day.  If you, or anyone you know are having any suicidal thoughts  - for access to NHS help, and advice.

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Wellbeing and mental health during Covid-19

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

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Never Alone. These are the numbers you want to keep close.

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Self-Isolation Sick Notes

Overview of financial support options available during COVID

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Free Apps for Mental Health

Mindshift CBT Available for Apple and Android CBT based tools, quick anxiety relief tools, thought journal, coping cards, belief experiments, overcoming fears, chilled audio recordings to practice mindfulness meditation, daily check ins and goal setting.
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Clear Fear available for Apple and Android Learn to reduce the physical responses to threat as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.
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Super Better Available for Apple and Android SuperBetter builds resilience - the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.
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Available for Apple and Android The app offers total privacy and can be used offline to: - find out about self-harm and suicidal thoughts - discover self-help techniques and safer alternatives to self-harms - explore the 'chill-zone' with links to resources that can make you feel better, such as films, books and online videos - access details about available services and support - all in one place - know what to do in a crisis or emergency Users can feel safe and secure because no sign-up is required, and the app does not collect any personal data.
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Catch It Available for Apple or Android Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary. The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
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Stay Alive
Available for Apple or Android The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
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Mersey Care Self Help h Available on Apple or Android Mersey Care's Self Help gives you access to a range of mental health self-help guides. These guides, some of which have been commended at the British Medical Association Patient Information Award, have been written by NHS clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff. A PDF viewer is required to read the guides.
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Elefriends available on Apple or Android Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Supported by MIND and fully moderated. It is aimed at 17+ teens and young adults.
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BlueIce Available for Apple or Android BlueIce is a prescribed evidence-based app to help young people manage their emotions and to reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, toolbox of evidence based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue. BlueIce was developed by Paul Stallard from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and co–produced by young people with lived experience of self-harm. Blue Ice is available for iOS and Android.
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MeeTwo Available for Apple or Android MeeTwo improves emotional articulacy by encouraging young people to identify and express their feelings. Positive feedback, advice and social support builds confidence, increases wellbeing and promotes emotional resilience (3). MeeTwo allows young people to access advice support without labelling themselves as having a problem. It is a neutral space which lets young people to experiment with what it feels like to open up without drawing attention to themselves. MeeTwo offers active support, practical advice and tools for change. Its important because improved emotional wellbeing benefits all teenagers psychologically, socially and educationally.
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Well Mind Available for Apple or Android WellMind is your free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing.
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Calm Harm Available for Apple or Android Calm Harm us an award winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password and personalise the app.
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Moodpath Available for Apple or Android Moodpath is a depression app that helps you track, monitor, and understand your complaints in a structured manner and, perhaps, find out which negative behavior could be connected with a worse wellbeing. At the end of the program, you will receive a detailed summary that you can also share with healthcare professionals, e.g. therapists, psychiatrists, or general physicians. During the screening period, you will find helpful information on psychology, signs of depression, therapy and mental health.
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SAM App Available for Apple or Android SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of selfhelp have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.
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Mindscape Available to work with AMAZON ALEXA Through a guided analysis, speak about what is making you feel anxious, learn to moderate your thoughts and breathing, and regain control with expert tips and by listening to scientifically-developed soundscapes. As you talk over how you’re feeling, Mindscape will offer up helpful tips and information on how to manage what’s making you feel worried, all created in collaboration with mental health charity Mind, in Haringey.
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#Daylio Available for Apple or Android Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Entry takes just seconds but helps you ginormously. You will discover hidden patterns and maybe use Daylio to create some useful habits like running, eating more healthy or waking up earlier.
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Local Services

Living Well Rochdale
General health and social support.
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Thinking Ahead Rochdale Mental Health support for problems such as depression, anxiety, stress and isolation.
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Low Mood

Information and advice on sadness, low mood and depression.
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Every Mind Matters Information about low mood and how to improve you mood.
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Mental Health Foundation
Information about how to overcome fear and anxiety The Anxious Child: A Booklet for parents and carers wanting to know more about anxiety in children and young people.
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Mind Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
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NHS Information for both adults and children on anxiety Anxiety, fear and panic Generalised anxiety disorder in adults Anxiety disorders in children  Understanding Panic Click here Click here for kids 

Every Mind Matters Information and resources about anxiety.
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RC PSYCH Information on anxiety, panic and phobias.
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Young Minds Information on anxiety and feeling anxious for young people.
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Anxiety UK Information on anxiety including links to further information on specific types of anxiety conditions. Includes downloadable factsheets.
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COVID-19 Related

Manage Anxiety and stress.
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HelpGuide Coronavirus anxiety, coping with stress, fear and uncertainty.
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PsychCentral Blog about Coronavirus and ways to cope with fear.
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RC PSYCH Information for young people and adults about dealing with anxiety.
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Every Mind Matters Ten tips for those who are anxious about Coronavirus.
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Young Minds Advice for young people who are feeling anxious about Coronavirus.
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Public Health England
Guidance on social distancing, including information on getting assistance with foods / medicines and looking after mental wellbeing.Click here

Mind Advice about maintaining wellbeing during social distancing / self-isolation.
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CALM Ways to say social while social distancing.
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Every Mind Matters Tips for looking after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.
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Relate Tips for maintaining healthy relationships during social distancing / self-isolation.
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Age UK Advice for older people on staying safe and well at home during social distancing / self-isolation.
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WHO Mental Health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak.Click here Read here


Tips for managing loneliness.
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NHS Tips for managing loneliness.
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Mental Health Foundation Advice for dealing with isolation.
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Sleep Problems

Information and advice about sleep problems.
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NHS Information and advice about sleep problems.
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Mental Health Foundation Information and advice about sleep problems.
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Self Help Resources

BUZZ Manchester
A range of self-help guides on different mental health services.
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Get Self Help Self help resources based on CBT techniques.
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Elefriends Supportive online community run by mind.
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Online Courses

Free interactive self help programme to improve mental wellbeing.
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Living Life to the Full Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency.
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Well-being and Health The BMA have a number of well-being services and information (free of charge)
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New Psychological Self-Help Apps for all NHS Staff –
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Unmind - How NHS staff can get access · Go to
Sign up with your NHS email address Download the Unmind app from your App store – your organisation name is ‘NHS’.

Headspace Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.  They are offering free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address until 31 December.
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Sleepio and Daylight is Free access for all NHS staff and is available until 31 December.

Sleepio is an evidenced-based sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep.
1. How to access Sleepio
2. Visit on your laptop or desktop computer.
3. Enter redeem code NHS2020 and sign up for an account using your name/NHS email address. 
4. Complete the sleep test. 
5. Get started! 

Daylight is a smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice and animation.  
1. How to access Daylight 
2. Click on the following link: 
3. Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you. 
4. Sign up for an account using your name and email address.
5. Download the Daylight smartphone app (search 'Daylight–Worry Less', for both iPhone/Android). 
6. Get started!

Headspace - Mindfulness for your everyday life.

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Free Online Help for HMR Families

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Ensemble has been introducing people to the benefits of Pilates and Dance fitness since 2014. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our clients.

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For You and The Family



Bitesize - Daily lessons are here!

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Keeping the Kids Active


Facebook Live Sessions

Live maths lessons 7-11yr olds, Twinkl Parents Group – Mondays 11 am – 12 pm
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Football Coaching, Stay at Home Football Coaching – Tuesday and Thursday @ 6 pm
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Fitness Workouts, Lil Kickers Academy – 3 pm daily
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Parent and Child Yoga, Clan Yogis – Tuesday and Thursdays @ 3 pm
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The Natural World, Creative and Artistic

Zoo Webcams – Watch animals live at zoos across the world from the comfort of your own home!
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Travel the world's museums - Pretend to travel the world by going on a virtual tour of 12 famous museums, from London to New York and Berlin.
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Fun and Games

Just Dance 2020 - Follow a virtual dance coach as they take you through routines for some of the latest pop tunes. You can play alone or compete with each other and this is a brilliant keep fit work out as well. Available on Nintendo Switch, Wii, Playstation 4 or Xbox One.  
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SwitchZoo – SwitchZoo is a must for animal lovers! This is a place where you can make new animals, play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest. Also available to download to Android and IOS devices.
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TurtleDiary – Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of fun online games, videos, experiments, puzzles and colouring sheets. Activities are matched with your child's school year so that they are age-appropriate. Also available to download to Android and IOS devices.
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Draw Something - Draw Something allows family members to challenge each other on drawing items based on descriptions. Draw Something requires that everyone take turns at drawing, they can then enjoy tallying up the points to find out who is the winner.  Families can also share the fun with people across the globe. Available to download on Android devices.
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Quiz Up - Quiz Up enables families to ask and answer questions covering a wide range of topics. The game is made even more entertaining by animations, images, descriptions and theme music.
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Feeling Creative

Creativebug - If you've got a creative streak - or even if you haven't - then this is another online resource you should check out. There are classes on literally everything, including making finger puppets, knitting, creating animal hats and baking.
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