COVID – 19 Self Isolation

Here are some ideas as we all continue to stay indoors as much as possible whilst Covid-19 restrictions are gradually lifted. 

Belltree Music Therapy have a range of free online resources to support people during the pandemic and beyond.  All resources are free for all to access and they have a specific section on Music for Mental Health. Their video resources include:
  • Sound Walks
  • Improvisation
  • Singing for Self Care
  • Therapeutic Use of Sound
  • Mindfulness, Music and Movement
  • Creating Your Own Recordings

Online cultural and learning activities 

Brighton & Hove City Council wellbeing pages

  • Supporting your wellbeing during coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • How to stay active at home
  • A range of online activities and ideas for keeping active is being shared via the Healthy Lifestyles Facebook page
  • The Spring Lockdown Walking Challenge resources, for people to do from home in line with current government guidance can be found on facebook here. If you are not on Facebook please email [email protected] for more information
  • The Healthy Lifestyles Team are still accepting referrals and self-referrals online or by phone 01273 294589. Some support services are operating under temporary alternative arrangements, ie no face-to-face meetings
    • The Healthy Lifestyles Team operating a range of services for individuals and local organisations seeking support to make healthy lifestyle changes in the following areas:-
      • Stopping smoking
      • Increasing physical activity
      • Drinking less alcohol
      • Eating well
      • Losing weight
  • The Active for Life project supports residents of Brighton & Hove to become and stay active by offering a range of initiatives for people of all ages and abilities. The team are particularly keen to engage with individuals experiencing significant barriers to participation in physical activity.
    • Active for life registration
    • Access to FREE online activity sessions – up to 10 per week  
    • Support to access the Healthwalks Lockdown Challenge  
    • A 1-2-1 phone call intervention – includes motivational interviewing and shaping an activity plan 
    • Sharing of links and resources including NHS, Public Health England and Moving Medicine materials  
    • Sign posting/referring to other Healthy Lifestyles Team services 
  • Quit for Covid – stop smoking support. Smoking may increase the risks for those that get COVID-19 so there has never been a more important time to stop. #QuitForCovid offers information and advice for those that want to give up as well as links to our Healthy Lifestyles team for local support.
  • Time to Test – test now to beat HIV. COVID-19 has given us a unique opportunity to reduce, and potentially stop, the onward transmission of HIV. But anyone at risk must get tested before lockdown ends. Locally people can order an at-home test kit from Brighton & Hove Sexual Health & Contraception Service.
  • Protecting people in overheated homes. There is an increased risk of illness from overheated homes this year – particularly for the most vulnerable who are shielding at home.

Outdoor ideas 

Here’s a few ideas to help you connect to nature this spring: 

Online exercise classes

Activities for the older person

Activities for those in recovery/ mental health activities

Activities for families and young people


If you need help and are unable to get out of the house 

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