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COVID-19/Mental Health Coping Toolkit

These resources can help make it a little easier to cope with the stress of isolation and the rest of pandemic life. They cover the areas of exercising your brain, catching up on some reading, mental health self-help, and wellness promotion strategies. Taking care of yourself matters – you're worth it!

For the full version of the toolkit, you can visit Mental Health @ Home using the link below.


Open Learning - OpenLearn - Open University

Free online learning from The Open University. OpenLearn gives you free access to course materials and expert opinion on topical issues.

OpenLearn is a free learning platform, delivered by The Open University as part of its Royal Charter commitment to support the wellbeing of the community.

Since its launch in 2006, OpenLearn has become an integrated part of The Open University, with the site attracting almost 75 million visitors – many of which go on to make an enquiry about becoming a formal student, strengthening the journey between informal and formal learning.

Take advantage of the time at home to exercise your brain!

Ivy League Online Courses | Class Central

Free online courses during the coronavirus pandemic from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

Free Courses about COVID-19
As coronavirus spread, universities started launching free online courses about the pandemic. You can find the full course list here and a selection of courses below.

Harvard: Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19
Stanford: CS472 Data science and AI for COVID-19
Imperial: Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19
Johns Hopkins: Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology
Toronto: Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. Ideas free to stream and download.

Whether you're looking for a distraction, personal development, or learning about new things, TED's got you covered.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

A letter from the Scribd CEO to our community — Scribd Blog

For the next month, we will be making Scribd’s library available to anyone,
free, for 30 days.

At Scribd, we believe reading is the most powerful tool we have for connecting and sharing the human experience.

Today, with millions of people around the globe staying close to home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, access to books and information is more important than ever before. Reading can offer incredible comfort: it reduces anxiety and makes us feel more accomplished and even happier. So, for the next month, we will be making Scribd’s library — which includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more — available to anyone, free, for 30 days through this link. There is no credit card or commitment required. Our goal is simply to ensure everyone has access to their favorite books, authors, and quality content as we settle into our new normal for the next few weeks.

Yoga with Adriene

Free Yoga Videos & Online Yoga Classes

Getting back to the true you. It can be that simple. Yoga offers up a way for us to see a world that is working for you instead of against you. Yoga reminds me that everything is connected so we must live, act, breathe with awareness. The process is the candy. Enjoy!

CCI - Self Help Resources for Mental Health Problems

Self-help resources for common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep problems, and perfectionism. Includes workbooks made up of modules, brief information sheets, and worksheets that you may wish to use, or that your therapist may help you with.

If you experience a condition that is affecting your mental health and are looking for specific information about different types of problems then the ‘workbooks' or sets of modules in this section may be relevant to you. Some of the modules can be used on their own, while others are best used as part of the series; each workbook will have its own suggestions. We strongly encourage you to talk to your local doctor or a mental health professional about your difficulties as the information provided in the resources are NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis or treatment by an appropriate health professional.

For many of the problems listed below, there are also brief information sheets, along with a series of worksheets that you may wish to use, or that your therapist may help you with.
Appearance Concerns
Body Dysmorphia
Disordered Eating
Health Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Tolerating Distress
Worry and Rumination

Free coloring pages for you to print

Here is a list of coloring pages that you can download and print for free.

Coloring mandalas is a great way to take your mind off your thoughts and focus your attention on a task.

Headspace meditation app

There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime.

These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s our small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.

Headspace also has COVID-19-related resourced geared for work, health professionals, and educators. There are also articles on a variety of topics related to meditation.

Think CBT

Free CBT Resources and Downloads from a Leading Independent Provider of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The following CBT resources, tools and worksheets can be downloaded and used free of charge by clinicians and members of the public. These CBT resources have been designed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy experts and provide some of the most frequently used techniques in CBT. We have also developed a number of interactive online tools and a CBT workbook for individuals undertaking a programme of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


All-in-one resource for self-compassion. Official website for Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering self-compassion researcher, author, and teacher.

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Random Acts of Kindness | Welcome

Welcome to the website of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.