In these unprecedented times it’s important that we look after our mental and physical health, and that we are kind to those around us.

Try to find some positives at this time and use this opportunity to learn a new skill, keep fit, discover new hobbies, get creative or just have some fun! We have pulled together a list of resources to help you get started.

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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  • Super fun kickboxing and boxing workouts with Billy Banks
  • The Body Coach TV with Joe Wicks has 250+ free workouts, plus the nations favourite workout for the kids, PE with Joe is streamed daily
  • Over 500 free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts with POPSUGAR Fitness
  • Dance cardio studio 305 Fitness are offering free dance fitness classes on its YouTube channel
  • Helping to maintain healthy lifestyle with professional training with Fitness Blender
  • Free at-home workouts and playlists from Our Parks #TurnUpToneUp
  • NHS Home Workouts includes accessible 10 minute cardio and strengthening workouts, or check out the NHS Fitness Studio for a wider range of exercises including aerobic, pilates and yoga
  • This Girl Can has put together a great list of exercises to try at home, from table top press ups to living room wall sits, or for some fun with the kids check out their Disney dance along videos
  • Free yoga and mindfulness sessions with Adriene or try some Pilates with The Girl with the Pilates Mat

/   culture and entertainment


/   learn something new

/   games

stay home

/   mental health and wellbeing

/   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
  • GP service specifically dedicated to the well-being of young people, appointments can be done via voice or video calls
  • 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).
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