There are lots of free online resources that can help to support you in times such as these and we always encourage looking after you physical and emotional wellbeing.
Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is a big initiative to help you get healthier and feel better. The One You Website has lots of free tips, tools and support. Whether it’s moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.
From whipping up tasty meals to finding easy ways to exercise, these apps can help you take control of your life.
There are range of apps that are also available as part of the One You initiative (click to take you to download page)
Big White Wall (Free in some areas)
Provides advice helpful to people with anxiety, debt, stress, or work problems.
Big White Wall provides safe, anonymous support 24/7 to anyone struggling with a range of common mental health issues, or who feels burdened by everyday worries and concerns. Members can share experiences, express themselves in images by making a ‘brick’ in the wall, and access a range of guided group support courses on topics including managing anxiety and depression, positive thinking and problem solving. There is also a range of self-administered clinical tests, guides and tips to improve wellbeing, including articles on self-esteem, sleep, relationships and many more.
Big White Wall is available 24/7 on the website, and via tablet and smartphone app. After creating an account at www.bigwhitewall.com, you will be able to download
Click here to download for Apple/iOS or forAndroid
Catch It (Free), learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently
Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.
The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
It is not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health care, therapy or advice. If you are worried about any aspects of your mental health, you should approach a professional.
First Aid by British Red Cross (Free), discover easy-to-learn for a wide range of first aid situations from burns to heart attacks
Features simple, easy-to-learn skills for a range of first aid situations, as well as tips on how to prepare for emergencies, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents.
With videos, interactive quizzes and simple, step-by-step guides, it’s never been easier to learn first aid.
The information you need is all hosted on the app itself, which means no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access.
iPrescribe Exercise (Free), a personalised 12-week exercise programme based on your own health needs
iPrescribe Exercise is a free, evidence-based app which analyses your health, current fitness level, disease status and resting heart rate, and produces a personalised 12-week physical activity plan that is tailored to your needs and will transform your life.