Here you will find a “one-stop-shop” for up to date resources during this crisis. We’ll include everything from direct psychological support for healthcare workers and others to the content you need to keep stimulated while hunkering down at home, and everything in between.
This is a community lead directory, if you would like to submit an entry please write to Roberto Tovar
For the general public
BFI Flare at home | BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival 2020
Online selections from the Festival programme and daily programmer recommendations of LGBTIQ+ titles from BFI Flare following the Festival’s last-minute cancellation.
The people from Shine (an app & community dealing with anxiety and depression) put together this toolkit that addresses from topics like isolation, xenophobia and financials fear. You can also try their daily free meditation
Interdisciplinary digital magazine made up from arts, literature, and humanities texts. It features works from scholars, artists, writers dealing with the most urgent topics of our time
The Mental Health Foundation
We found this toolkit particularly helpful, it's divided by different topics like work, relationships, staying at home and things that we as members of the public worry about.
As a large percentage of the population are working from home and adapting their working lives around recent rulings to stop the spread of Covid-19, we’ll be sharing suggestions to keep you mentally and physically healthy over the coming weeks
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
The OMC is offering weekly online mindfulness sessions, open to those who feel they would benefit.
These sessions are completely free and open to the general public, meaning you do not need prior mindfulness experience or practice to take part. Each session will also be available as a free podcast shortly after for anyone who missed the live session or wishes to practice again
Useful advice on how to adjust to the new home office lockdown, given by experts on working remotely. They emphasise the importance of taking your time and don’t push for maximal efficiency in these times of global emergency.
Nathalie Nahai Website
Podcast series dealing with how the coronavirus is changing the ways in which we live. From its impact on social, psychological, and physical wellbeing, to its effect on our business, economies, culture and climate. In this opening conversation, Dr Aaron Balick explores what is fastly happening in the global human psyche. In times when anxiety and uncertainty can become overwhelming relating to our state of mind with awareness and presence can help us cope with the unexpected and complex current events.
Arts Council England and The National Lottery
Applications open on April 9th and it is open for people working in:
Libraries (activity that helps deliver the Universal Library Offers)
Resources for psychological therapists
Taking therapy online: research into therapeutic practice in the digital age
In 2013/4 Aaron Balick facilitated a year-long qualitative research project with Stillpoint Spaces counsellors working across our MyStillpoint platform to get a deeper understanding of what happens during online psychotherapy from the therapist’s perspective. He originally released these reports (one written by Stillpoint Spaces founding partner Evangelos Tsempelis) as a series of blogs after each focus group.
Many therapists have reshaped the way they work, moving to online therapy. This can be a pesky process - we offer a tool so you can manage your practice smoothly. Join our community on MyStillpoint, created by therapists for therapists. Join us on April 2nd 2020 to learn more about the ins and outs of online therapy
Caring Through Crises: How Therapist Anxiety Might be Manifesting - PESI UK
Panicky exchanges about preferred online platforms have been common among therapists this week. Worrying over details may be a distraction from our primal anxiety in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Sarah Van Gogh
Download the full EAP Guidance for Online Therapy
In response to the Covic-19 pandemic, many therapists will consider working online with their clients – to maintain their therapeutic contact but minimising the risk to both client and therapist.
The American Psychoanalytic Association presents Todd Essig addressing the conversion to telehealth.
This presentation makes this unexpected change a bit easier by discussing the similarities and differences between being in person and on-screen or phone as well as concepts and strategies to help in these trying times.
How to Help Children Cope with the Coronavirus Emergency - PESI UK
Child therapist and Clinical Professor of Psychology Kenneth Barish draws on his conversations with families who are already living through school closures and family life, to suggest four key ways in which parents can be supported to help children through this time.
Mothering, Scarification and Trauma in the Time of Corona - PESI UK
Psychoanalyst and mother Jane G Goldberg considers the relationship between trauma and transformation, from the meaning our ancestors gave to scars to Freud’s thoughts on birth, and the role of challenges and crises in the forging of identity.
The World Health Organization
This piece published by the WHO addresses the psychological side of the outbreak with messages to the general public, the medical community, carers, and people in isolation.
International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies
Psychological first aid (PFA) is a method of helping people in distress so they feel calm and supported to cope better with their challenges. It is a way of assisting someone to manage their situation and make informed decisions.
Harting -Link in German
The legal firm Harting provides up-to-date regulations and laws to support commercial activities dealing with the coronavirus crisis. They offer a helpful FAQ on subsidies and ways to secure liquidity.