Coping during the coronavirus pandemic

You’re probably finding life very unsettling right now. The usual routines have gone and you may not be seeing the people you usually see. Also, getting food and other supplies has become more complicated. It’s left many people feeling scared, anxious and isolated.

 

Understanding coronavirus

Looking for some simple information on about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Here are a few things that might help.

Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children

Corona A Book For Children
From the illustrator of the Gruffalo, this book is great for starting conversations about how someone might be feeling about it all.

Good and Bad days during lockdown

Good and Bad days during lockdown
Beyond Words has created a book to help you talk about those feelings.

It’s OK not to be OK
Everybody has off days, but at the moment they can feel particularly bad.

 

Keeping busy at home

We know it can be difficult thinking of things to do while at home. Here are some activities and fun things to keep you busy!

Joe Wicks PE sessions – Do a workout without leaving your living room! Try these daily free PE sessions on YouTube.

Adaptive Yoga LIVE – Adaptive Yoga LIVE are running free online seated yoga classes for the disabled community. Register on their website to access the sessions.

National Theatre at Home – For all theatre lovers, the National Theatre is streaming a different play every Thursday for free! Available for a week.

I Love Thunder – Fancy a little dance around your kitchen? Check out these I Love Thunder gigs.

 

Share your lockdown stories

Want to share your story with us about how your life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Email us

 

Share your lockdown experiences on social media

What are you doing while you’re at home? Have you learnt a new skill? Taken up a new hobby? Perfected an existing talent? Show the world what you can do via #LookICan.

Email us your videos or photos. Or share your #LookICan video or photo on @ealingmencap on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Want to develop a new sporting skill?

Here are some videos to give you some ideas.

How to juggle a football

Football stars doing tricks with toilet roll

Indoor golf chipping routines

Indoor tennis skills

Cricket skills

Basketball skills

Contact LIFELINE for support

Struggling to cope? We’re here for people with learning or other disabilities (including autism) and their families. The service is free.
Call us: 020 8566 9575
Email us: info@ealingmencap.org.uk