We are here to support and promote mental health services on our island.


Websites

https://www.islelisten.im/ – Aimed towards the younger generation so may benefit those of you with children or young adults. But also providing guidance and re-assurance that taking care of our Mental health is just as important as our Physical health.

www.TheSamaritans.org  – A great place to go when you need somebody to talk to in confidence, you can call on T: 116123 free of charge to discuss or chat about almost any concerns you may have in life.  Alternatively you can email: jo@samaritans.org

http://www.motiv8.im/ –  They help in dealing with addictions as a whole, which can often act as a catalyst for other underlying mental health issues.

Apps

https://work.caraniche.com.au/7-free-health-wellbeing-apps-recommended-tested-clinicians/ – A list of good apps for different requirements.

Calm – A meditation app that can help reduce stress and anxiety, help improve focus, and more. This app is free for the basic usage.

Headspace – A free app that assists with basic mindfulness and guided meditation.

Thought Diary – this is a great app if you are struggling with stress or anxiety to track how you are feeling, giving coping methods and logging your journey.

YouTube: 

Guided Meditation and Guided Mindfulness – there are some amazing 10-15 minutes on both of these subject e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EIbBR43Q0 (Guided Meditation for Anxiety) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5tkqaKiryE (Mindfulness Guided Meditation)

Yoga with Adriene – Great yoga videos to follow for all skill levels e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE (yoga for complete beginners).  Adriene also does yoga for various health issues.

For those on the Isle of Man, the University College Isle of Man is doing some free tutorials, and has some online courses available: https://www.ucm.ac.im/events/ucmlockdownlearning/

Webinars

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Isle of Man Charity, Isle Listen, (mentioned above) are running a suite of three FREE one-hour webinars via zoom.  The details are: 

Monday 18th May 11.30 a.m | Staying the Distance – looking after your emotional wellbeing during Coronavirus

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K6ZYEsBFT4ir7QaH1FLFWw  

Thursday 21st May 10.00 a.m | Supportive Listening – using active listening techniques to support the welfare of others

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nRRsmC9kRkGeVS2vIBk6gw  

Thursday 21st May 1.00 p.m | The Stress Bucket – understanding the stress response and learning how to manage it

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YHoeToD7Qlyc6rI45CufBA