Useful information and Support 

You can follow NIWE Eating Distress on social media for more resources, news and updates 

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ED and Coronavirus

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus

 

 

 

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Eating Disorders and COVID-19 – Royal College of Psychiatrists 

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing/eating-disorders-and-covid-19

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NHS COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing Booklet – published May 2020

A practical guide to managing mental health during the current crisis, containing tips and local authority support lines.

Click to download a copy

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Coronavirus and your wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapsed7ddb

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Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health – published March 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

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Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/

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How to Reduce High Anxiety Now – published March 2020

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/helping-humanity-thrive/202003/how-reduce-high-anxiety-now

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Coping Strategies for Uncertain Times (Parts 1&2) – published March 2020

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-well-being-toolkit/202003/coping-strategies-uncertain-times

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-well-being-toolkit/202003/four-more-coping-strategies-uncertain-times

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Covid-19 and your Mental Health

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/

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NHS – Every Mind Matters – Advice Hub 

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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BEAT Helplines and Online support Groups

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Studentline: 0808 801 0811

Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Online groups and supporthttps://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/online-groups

One to One Webchat: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines/one-to-one

The Sanctuary – The Sanctuary is an online group created specifically in response to the Coronavirus & subsequent social distancing & anxieties this could lead to for people with an eating disorder. A safe space for people with an eating disorder to share concerns and advice on how they are coping with the pandemic. 

Link https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/sanctuary

Our Helplines are open 365 days a year from 12pm–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

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Other Services/Links you may find useful

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Calm Meditation App – Free Resources and Meditations 

https://blog.calm.com/blog/free-resources

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups

https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

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HeadSpace App (Meditation, Breathing Exercises) 

https://www.headspace.com/covid-19

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Pop-Up Couch Choir – Sundays and Wednesdays 

https://www.popupchoirs.com/

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School of Mindfulness –  Face-to-face sessions at Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields on the first Saturday of every month, 10-11am, starting 4th September 2021. Pre-book only via Eventbrite here. £3 – £5 donation to pay on attendance at the event. Online sessions on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month from 9.15 – 9.45am (UK time) via Zoom.

https://www.schoolofmindfulness.co.uk/regular

Breathworks – Free 6-part Mindfulness & Self Care Coursehttps://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/mindful-self-care-for-troubling-times

Weekly Youtube live stream every Tuesday 7-7:30pm. https://www.youtube.com/c/BreathworksMindfulness/videos

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Tyne & Wear Museums – Virtual Tours

https://mailchi.mp/twmuseums/r61s3jl56k-1311226?e=48acf4211f

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Self Compassion techniques – 

https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/

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Gentle Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Lorna Evans (Accredited Psychotherapist based in the North-East) –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzmWymagfBw&t=44s

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Re-Co-Co Newcastle – Virtual Class Timetable available via website, including Zoom links

https://www.recoverycoco.com/e-courses

Covid Well-Being CBT Workbooks

The University of Exeter have created three in-depth CBT workbooks designed for their students – however if you’re looking for help “Managing Your Worries”, “Getting Structure Into Your Life” or “Finding Inner Strength” they contain structured exercises that can support you.

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/support/covidwellbeingapproaches/approaches/

BEAT Message Boards – These new confidential and moderated message boards were launched in 2020 – there are different boards for those who are over 18, under 18, and those who are caring for a loved one with anxiety around eating.

For more info or to register, click here

SHOUT Text Service 

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. https://www.giveusashout.org/

Text Shout to 85258

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Cygnus Support – Northumberland County Council/North Of Tyne Combined Authority and Cygnus Support have launched a dedicated helpline, online self help tools and one to one counselling for those affected by Covid-19 living in Northumberland who are aged 16+.

For further details – see flyer

Helpline – 0808 196 3933

Online Self Help – https://cygnussupport.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/

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Teen Body Image And Self-esteem – A Practical Guide For Parents  – A guide containing practical advice around supporting the mental health and body image of teenagers.

https://www.freederm.co.uk/body-image-and-self-esteem

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