Useful resources during the COVID-19 period

  • NIHR Learn: Resources to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Access a wide range of wellbeing resources on NIHR Learn. You will find curated content from a many providers on topics such as insomnia, mental health and resilience.
  • #DoingOurBit – fitness initiative
    All NHS staff are invited to join this exciting new initiative to improve their health and wellbeing. Register on the platform to access a collection free workouts created by talented and generous personal trainers.

    Among the many workouts, you will find:
    • Yoga & Pilates
    • Low Impact: Aerobic & Bodyweight
    • High Impact: Aerobic, Tabata & HIIT
    • Stretch & Unwind Your Mind
  • Keeping Well for Health and Care Workers – NHS webinars
    Watch back this series of webinars to help you manage your emotional health and wellbeing whilst looking after others.
    Find the webinars on Thrive LDN.
  • Inner Space – free online sessions
    Inner Space is a meditation and a self-development centre based in Covent Garden, London, also known as ‘London’s Oasis of Calm and Insight’. Currently, all their sessions are being offered live online.

    Find out more:
    – Daily meditations
    – Weekly talks and seminars
  • Coping Well During COVID – NHS webinars
    Watch back this series of webinars for anyone feeling anxious about coronavirus. You’ll come away with quick and practical tools to support your mental health and wellbeing.
    Find the webinars on Thrive LDN.
  • Free access to wellbeing apps for all NHS staff
    NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps from now until the end of December 2020 to support their mental health and wellbeing.
    More details here.
  • Art workshops for patients and staff
    Imperial Health Charity is trialling a new initiative to provide art workshops via Zoom for patients and staff in hospitals. Additional sessions could also involve live music performances, virtual choirs and creative writing workshops.

    If these live video workshops could help you support patients in your area or provide a fun activity for you and your colleagues, please email arts@imperialcharity.org.uk for more information.
  • Every Mind Matters
    A new COVID-19 mental health campaign has launched, sharing tips and resources for coping during this difficult time. Take a look here.
  • Resilience toolkit
    Beyond Coaching have worked in association with the NHS to produce a range of free online resources for all NHS staff to reduce stress & anxiety. Take a look here.
  • Thrive at Home – free online programme
    Better understand work-life balance, mental health and motivation so that you can thrive at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
    More details here.
  • COVID-19 and Mindfulness
    Here are some resources on mindfulness practice. Many people find these practices, short or long, help them to deal with events that challenge their mental wellbeing.
  • Art and wellbeing for the home
    Take a look at this booklet. It’s filled with ideas you can do at home, whether you’re having to self-isolate or just need something a little different to do with your family during down-time from work.
  • Working from home with children
    This is a challenging time for everyone. For those working at home and looking after children, take a look at this guide produced by CRN West Midlands. It provides tips on how to get through the day successfully.

    Also take a look at this list of suggested activities for children to do at home.
  • NHS in Mind
    This is a set of free resources designed to help NHS staff alleviate and combat high anxiety, panic and fatigue. These easy-to-access, short interventions and exercises will help colleagues through what is expected to be an incredibly difficult time.
    Access the platform here.
  • Resources from the NIHR Coordinating Centre


Further support

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have put together a Wellbeing during Covid-19 page on the intranet. Find online tools, links to national charities, information about emotional wellbeing groups and counselling services.