For parents and carers

We recognise that during such a difficult and unusual time those who care for adults with learning disabilities need support more than ever. It's important to take care of yourself and stay healthy both mentally and physically.

Annie McDowall, Share's CEO talks about her 8 tips for staying resilient and staying well:

Wellbeing tips for parents and carers of adults with learning disabilities while staying at home.


Other resources that may help:

Action for Happiness have coping calendars with daily actions to help look after ourselves and others during the global pandemic.

Thrive Inside  is a special initiative from Smiling Mind to help you stay calm and healthy during the outbreak, find out more and download the app here

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing tips and information from Every Mind Matters from the NHS, including tips for staying at home.

This Bristol SEND resource for parents and carers is to support families with younger children but has a schedule of activities that may be useful.

The NHS has some handy 10 minute workout videos here, a quick and easy way to achieve your exercise goals!

How to find help and support as a carer in the UK during coronavirus from Carers UK.

The Wandsworth Carers' Centre has a newsletter full of useful information.

Guidance from Public Health England on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus.

You could also try this 10 minute daily calm mindfulness meditation to reconnect and restore:

Daily Calm | 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation | Be Present