Health and Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing / Personal wellbeing

Other resources

  • Thinking Resilient - Activities for wellbeing / Girlguiding

  • BBC Learning - Keeping the minds active
    Learn – learning something new keeps your brain active and is a constructive thing to do. There are lots of free online learning platforms for all subjects and levels, why not try BBC Learning, FutureLearn or Skillshare.

  • The Great Indoors – Scouts Association

  • Times Tables Rock Starts – Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Free access to all schools closed, due to Corona Virus.

  • Twinkl – teaching resources for parents & teachers. Twinkl offers a month’s ultimate membership totally free of charge, so your children can still have access to high quality learning during this disruption. To set this up is really easy to do, simply go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

  • Teaching & Learning Resources - Educational resources to enhance skills and knowledge.

  • Hogwarts Digital Escape Room – Complete as a family, also the option of competing against friends.

  • Prezi or PowerPoint – Create an interactive and fun presentation through one of these platforms, to help teach a new topic for the family. 

  • PE with Joe – Body Coach Joe, provides P.E lessons for children every morning at 9am.

  • 5 Minute move – Kids workout with The Body Coach.

  • NRICH Maths – For extra maths support at home.

  • PhonicsPlay – Check out their free resources online! To access resources, use the following details: Username: march20 Password: home

  • BBC Bitesize - Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. Find videos and audio clips by level, subject and topic.

  • BBC Teach – Check out their free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

  • TEDEd - To support the millions of students and teachers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free. For more information visit

  • Reading Eggs - Helps makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

  • NASA - Fun free activities here.

  • Check out what’s happening in Zoos!
    There are several Zoo’s across the world, who have set up webcams for you to watch the animals live throughout the day. 

    Please find links for this below:

NHS England and NHS Improvement have set up a confidential bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK and free to access from 8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week.

A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work.

You will be offered up to 3 sessions with the same counsellor and onward support to our staff mental health services if you need.

Call: 0300 303 4434

NHS England and NHS Improvement have also put together a suite of resources that aim to help you access support during what will be a difficult time for our staff, given the restrictions and changes to normal grieving patterns and processes for staff who come from diverse backgrounds.

The suite of resources can be accessed on the Our NHS People website.

  • Citizens Advice Service – Large network of charities which offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Check what help you can get if you can’t afford to pay bills like council tax and energy because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also find out when you can get a payment holiday for bills like mortgages and tax debt.

  • Money Advice Service – Free, impartial money advice set up by the Government, including advice on your rights to sick pay, what benefits you can claim if you’re self-employed or not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) during this coronavirus outbreak.

  • UK provides information on furlough pay and the Job Retention Scheme. Furlough supports organisations hit by coronavirus by temporarily helping to pay the wages of people who can't do their jobs. This Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme forms part of the Governments national effort to protect people’s jobs.

In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people potentially face significant stresses.

Our NHS People have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.

This support line is here for when you’ve had a tough day, are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or maybe you have a lot on your mind and need to talk it through. Trained advisers can help with signposting and confidential listening.

Call: 0300 131 7000


Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text.