If you are struggling through these times, there are things to do to help yourself.
NHS: Every Mind Matters
The NHS recommends:
Stay connected with people Talk about your worries Support and help others Feel prepared Look after your body Stick to the facts Stay on top of difficult feelings Do things you enjoy Focus on the present Look after your sleep
For more detailed information, go to:
You might find that you have some spare time on your hands.
This might be the perfect time to start learning a new language. Always wanted to learn French, brush up your Irish, or learn Swahili?
There are several websites and apps designed to help you learn. The most popular is
– and you can sign up for free. Duolingo
There are also Youtube channels such as
that are designed to help children (& adults) learn another language through fun songs. Rock ‘n Learn
Rock ‘n Learn on Youtube
There are, of course, other places such as
or Open University (note this site is NOT free), and I am sure you can find plenty of others. Rosetta Stone
So happy learning!
The flyer below has been produced in Somers Town to outline some of the charity responses to COVID-19.
I’m sure there are similar responses from other neighbourhoods in Camden. Otherwise, look to the Council’s website:
As this time of social distancing goes on, it becomes more and more important to do some sort of exercise to keep fit and and active.
There are all sorts of things available to help us do that, from apps to websites, to Youtube channels.
allow circular walks of various lengths to be followed. Just put in your starting point, how long you’d like to walk, and your walking speed, and it will do the rest. walkit.com
Or you’ve heard of Joe Wicks and his morning workout classes for kids (and adults!):
Continue reading “Things to do while isolated – Keeping Fit”
London has many world-famous museums. We can’t go to them in person at the moment, but we can visit museums from all around the world -online!
This list compiled by TimeOut has links to virtual walk-throughs for several of the world’s best museums. These include:
The British Museum, London Guggenheim Museum, New York Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Musée d’Orsay, Paris Uffizi Gallery, Florence
With people on lockdown, planes grounded and borders closed, we won’t be going on a holiday any time soon.
So here is a list from TimeOut of places to visit without leaving your home. All of these panoramas can be seen on Google Street View. They include views from:
The Shard, London Sacré-Cœur, Paris Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur Top of the Rock, New York Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
This period of enforced isolation is going to be hard for many people, so what can we do if we can’t go out?
Many musicians are making old performances available online, or creating new music in their (sometimes temporary) homes. This is a random selection of a couple of examples, to show what is out there – and it is free! Chances are your favourite musicians are doing something.
London Symphony Orchestra:
Rodrigo y Gabriela:
Continue reading “Things to do while isolated – Music”
8:00 pm tonight, Thursday 26 March, there will be a social event to celebrate the efforts of everyone fighting coronavirus. All you need to do is open a window …
Resilience Care Package
We are here for all the older people in Camden who need us. We understand the anxiety as well as the practical ramifications in this situation, we are supporting an increasing number of older people and their relatives who are reaching out to us for help in response to this we have put together a Resilience Care Package.
Resilience Care Package to include:
Emergency food parcels Internet shopping Information and advice hotline telephone befriending service telephone counselling service Online book club Live streaming of our lunchtime music recitals
Our staff are working around the clock to respond to this situation and ensure we can meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.
Call 020 7239 0400 or 020 7837 3777 for more information
The Ampthill Square Community Hub is running a free introductory course on how to use social media, funded by Camden Council. Please book a place if you feel this would help you.
Venue: Ampthill Square IT Hub Date: Wednesday, 25th March Times: Morning 10:30 am – 1: 00 pm — Beginners Afternoon 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm — Improvers
You can book for the morning, afternoon or both sessions.
Tea and coffee will be available and lunch will be provided.
Laptops and computers available to use or bring your own device
The course will cover:
Identifying what you want from social media An overview of the different social media platforms: which is/are the best for you? Setting up a Facebook page and a Facebook group; Setting up a Twitter account Making social media work for you Tips and ideas for generating content and building a following
Contact Sarah Moore to book your place — firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7874 5986
Please state: Course date, morning/afternoon/both sessions and advise of any dietary requirements