After months of lockdowns and restrictions, it’s important that we look after our mental and physical health. We have compiled a list of resources to help you get through this, whether that’s learning a new skill, keeping fit, discovering new hobbies, getting creative or just having some fun!

If you are struggling with your mental health or any other issues, we have listed some links to support and guidance that you may find helpful.

For any learners currently with City Gateway, remember that your coach is still just a phone call away so please reach out if you need anything.

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/   get active

/   culture and entertainment


/   learn something new

/   games

stay home

/   mental health and wellbeing

  • How to cope with stress, anxiety and isolation during Covid-19 quarantine on
  • Body & Soul have launched the MindSET Livestream session for people aged 16 – 30 who are looking for help to manage emotional distress
  • Self Care strategies for young people
  • Guides and information for teenagers mental health here
  • The Mental Health Foundation have comprehensive resources and support for dealing with mental health issues, including mindfulness
  • 25 apps for dealing with mental health issues here
  • Mood Panda app for tracking your mood and getting anonymous support
  • Teen mental health guide for parents here
  • Support for men in relation to the link between body image and mental health here

/   support services

  • Kooth have free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • Shelter Housing Advice Helpline: 0330 0536091 for 18 – 25 year olds who need advice around housing
  • The Samaritans 116 123 (24hrs) – if you’re feeling very low, feeling suicidal or need to talk to somebody urgently
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 (24hrs) – if you’re in an abusive or violent relationship or fleeing any kind of violence or abuse, and need help urgently
  • Young Minds Parentline – offers information and advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under the age of 25 – 0808 802 5544
  • Papyrus – charity working to prevent young suicide with a helpline for those worried about themselves or someone they know (call 0800 068 4141; text 0778 620 9697).
  • OK Rehab specialises in local drug and alcohol rehab and addiction treatment
phone a friend

/   food banks