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At Digital Bricks we work hard at creating health and wellbeing subjects for all sorts of learners. We're a team of academics, researchers and trainers and we'd like to share our knowledge, skills and expertise with you just now.
We've pulled together some resources from various courses and training sessions for you, your family, friends and the wider community. This course is open access, free and available to anyone with the internet and a PC, mobile or tablet. Please do share the link with anyone you think might find it useful.
Have a look through the materials to get a feel for where things are and the online environment. As you scroll down you can open each section up by clicking on the arrow at the left side. There is a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page to show where you are. Use this to find your way back if you ever get lost. Some items are "interactive objects" and when you click on them they will open up in a new window. Try opening the About online learning link below.
The World Health Organisation describe health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". They go onto say that specifically, mental health is "a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community" (W.H.O. 2020).
To be useful to ourselves and others we need to take care of our mental health. The following links cover mental health with emphasis on stress and anxiety. Take your time to move through them in any order and at your own pace. At the end there are further resources and a pinboard for you to add any useful resources you've come across for others.
It's hard to keep in touch with your, friends, family, work colleagues and wider community when you have to avoid physical social contact. Luckily we now have some wonderful, free technology to help with this.
Zoom has video, audio, chat text and screen sharing tools for interacting as if you're in a face to face meeting. You can schedule a free session for up to 40 minutes. Slack is another great tool for working with many people remotely. However, simple Facetime (if you use Apple products) or Skype might be all you need to stay in touch with friends and family. Skype is easy, free and combines unlimited video, audio and chat text.