Take notice and look after your mind

For your mind

Mental Health Foundation - Help and advice on how to deal with mental health.

Mencap- Keeping busy and helping structure your days & weeks. Templates and games.

NHS - An article from the NHS with Recommendations on how to deal with stress and anxiety.

Outwittrade -  43 people comment on the benefits of mindfulness.

Leicester City Council publication - Reduce Stigma and Improve Mental Wellbeing. 

Mind Plan Quiz  An interactive Quiz with tips and advice from Public Health England.  

Positivity Podcasts - Paul McKenna speaks to some of the world's most successful celebrities in his new podcast series - find out how they stay positive.

Dementia Support - Join Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Talking Point Forum.  

Mind - Exploring relaxation can help you look after yourself when you're feeling stressed or worried. Tips and ideas to see how relaxation can fit into your daily life. Don't worry if some ideas don't work for you – just enjoy the ones that do. 

Mental Heath Support

Leicestershire Life Links - Listening Service during lock down 7 days a week 9am - 5pm one to one support for people with mental health. 

Tel: 0800 0234 575

Relate - a counselling service for every type of relationship. Tel: 0116 254 3011 Email: reception@relateleics.org

Adhar Mental Health support - primarily, but not exclusively, for BAME community. A range of low-level preventative, community-based support opportunities for people with mental health needs & their carers. Tel: 0116 220 0070

Connect with your spirituality

Interfaith Network for the UK - works to promote understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and persons of different faiths in the UK

Church of England - weekly services, support and prayer resources  

Quakers - Learn about what they do and find worship.

Catholic Church - Prayer and worship at home. Also support for mental health 

Catholic Church Walsingham Shrine - Morning, afternoon and evening live services 

Spiritual Advice Buddhist perspective - Six new teachings on how to find compassion and equanimity in a time of great uncertainty - sign up for a daily email 

Muslim Council of Britain - guidance for Ramadhaan 2021 and other guidance for Muslims in the UK

Fun resources

Silver Surfers - Free puzzles and game apps. News and forums for the over 50’s.

Metropolitan Opera - Nightly streams  

Audible Books - 27 Literary Classics Listen for Free 

Open Culture - Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer.

Laughter Yoga - Follow Along Sessions for free.

Peregrine Falcon Nest - watch live footage 

Poetry Foundation - Collection of poems based on topics, and information about poems and poets.

Art and videosSee exhibitions and share artwork 

Play chess - Play chess online or against the computer

Fun, challenging brain activities - Puzzles to challenge your brain!

Family tree - Search birth records and learn about your DNA.

Word search puzzles - Word searches on different genres

Online Card Games - Play Hearts, Spades, Bridge and many more games against real people and your friends!