Coping with Isolation

Staying in touch apps

While contact with friends and family is limited, the contact we are able to have is particularly valuable. Telephone calls are great, but there are also a number of useful apps that allow you to see the people you are speaking to. This article is a useful guide to some of the most common apps, how they work and what you need to set them up.

Looking after mind and body

Isolation can affect us all in many ways. This page will give you information on how to stay mentally and physically fit during lockdown.


Whether you have existing hobbies that you’re looking to do more of or are looking for a new hobby altogether, this page gives you some helpful links on a range of resources. Hobbies are a great way to stimulate the mind and have fun.

Useful resources for children

Many parents are now in the position of having to keep children occupied at home, whether they are home-educating, playing together or just looking for things to keep their children occupied while they work. The most important thing you can do for your child right now is keep them happy. We have compiled a list of some of the best resources we have found.

Health Psychology support videos

Useful videos from Professor Christine Bundy, Professor of Behavioural Medicine/Health Psychology at Cardiff University, addressing how this current crisis can impact on our emotional wellbeing.

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