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Information and resources

From information, apps to free online workouts and activities for young people, we’ve got you covered.



Mental health information and support


Activities and resources

Mental health and wellbeing

  • has a range of audio guides that cover a range of topics such as anxiety and unhelpful thinking
  • has an approved list of mental health helplines and websites, with the majority of websites having a specific area for coronavirus mental health support
  • also has an App Library to help you find apps and online tools to help you manage your health and wellbeing.


Mindfulness and relaxation

  • Headspace have created a free section in their app called ‘Weathering the storm’ which is available to access over the next few months. This includes meditation, sleep and movement exercises
  • The Mental Health Foundation have a range of wellbeing podcasts
  • The Be Mindful course (£30 fee) can help you in reducing stress, depression and anxiety. It guides you through the elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)



  • Join the Movement of Yorkshire Sport Foundation have a range of online information and resources to help you to #StayInWorkOut. They also have an online physical activity finder showing virtual activities available from different organisation and clubs for different age groups and interests
  • Sport England has compiled a list of ways we can all stay active whilst social distancing or from home. From home work-outs to getting fit with the kids
  • The Body Coach has over 250 free home work-outs for all fitness levels
  • Active Calderdale have launched their Keeping active during Covid-19 campaign; which has ideas and links for people of all abilities



  • Celebrity singers from around the world are support the World Health Organisation and Global Citizen’s #TogetherAtHome initiative and live-streaming virtual concerts through their social media channels. Missed the live-streaming? Catch all past performances
  • The Great British Home Chorus is a new digital initiative to bring together both amateur and professional performers around the country
  • Royal Opera House is offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts as part of our #OurHousetoYourHouse series. Full-length productions, musical masterclasses and glimpses behind the scenes can be seen for free any time, anywhere across the globe.



  • BBC News have rounded together the best live-streaming and virtual tours so that you can see the world without leaving your own home
  • Marvel at world-famous artefacts from your own home. Leeds-List have pulled together 10 virtual museum tours
  • The National Theatre are streaming free full-length plays.


For children and young people

  • Scouts have created ‘The Great Indoors’ programme which shares more than 100 free activities, games and craft ideas on their website – keeping young people busy at home
  • The Body Coach is hosting live PE sessions (9am Monday to Friday)
  • Audible from Amazon are providing free audio books for children and young people (whilst schools are closed)
  • Chester Zoo are live-streaming videos inside their animal enclosures.


Chatter Pack have also created a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources for people of all ages, that can be accessed from home.


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