Remember the simple things that give you joy, take care of your mental health

Local and national sources of support and joy.

BBC Culture and arts

Cambridge Press free access to over 700 books.

Clic is a new online support community that anyone in the UK can access 24/7 for free mental health support. It includes an online forum where you can chat about how you’re feeling and connect with others, as well as accessing mental health information tools, tips and resources. To ensure everyone's safety and security the site is moderated 24 hours a day.

Combat Stress have produced a guide to self-care during the Coronavirus outbreak. The guidance includes some simple and quick tips as well as more detailed guides and resources on topics like managing anxiety and working out from experts including occupational therapists and art therapists. 

Cosmic Shambles Network have a Stay at Home Festival with free daily shows from leading comics and entertainers including Professor Brian Cox, Jo Brand and Stephen Merchant.

Free online theatre offers.

islingtonlife.london is your local online magazine from Islington Council. With information about what is happening locally, helping you to discover Islington and things to do.

Islington Quiz produced by the Council's Heritage team. Find out how well you know Islington.

Mental Health Foundation has put together some useful resources on maintaining good mental health during this crisis.

Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation are running ‘Online Mindfulness Classes,’ Every Monday from 11am to 12:30pm. For more information, or to enroll into the class please email [email protected] or call them on 07579801366.

Mind's Coronavirus information hub has tools covering a range of issues including loneliness, managing stress, bereavement and trauma.

NHS Moodzone website has a mood self assessment and mental well-being audio guides.

Radio Garden allows you to explore live radio across the world.

The Recovery College offer online mental health and wellbeing courses. They believe that recovery is a journey, not a destination and that we are all students of life. Upcoming courses include Getting a good night's sleep, exercise to feel good, understanding anxiety and nurturing self-compassion.

Sadlers Wells have free family dance performance and workshops online.

Samaritans - call or email the Samaritans if you are feeling lonely, suicidal or overwhelmed with the current situation Tel: 116 123 Email: [email protected]

Talk For Health has moved online. It provides user-friendly, talk based routes to wellbeing. 

The Stuart Low Trust are offering mindfulness classes, art appreciation sessions and more throughout October. Find out more.

Virtual Museum tours - visit leading museums around the world from your own home.

Women’s Oneness Wellbeing (WOW) project called Dance! Breathe! Enjoy! offers FREE online sessions for Black and Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women and vulnerable women who have suffered from trauma in Islington. On Thursday at 2pm, these sessions are combination of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and breathwork. For more info and to enrol [email protected].

World Harmony Orchestra is offering outdoor socially distanced concerts to people who are vulnerable and isolated during the pandemic. They have an Arts Council grant to deliver free or pay-what-you-can concerts until March 3rd 2021. Request a concert for yourself or someone you love.

    If you would like more information or advice please contact us.

    More wellbeing tips

    How you can support our work

    Health and wellbeing update service

    If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us.

    If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.