Solitary Isolation

Advice and resources for those who are self-isolating or quarantining whilst being on their own.

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Firsthand Accounts

๐Ÿ”—https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/comments/fgdaib/guy_living_the_first_day_of_lockdown_in_italy_ama
Reddit Ask Me Anything about what itโ€™s like to be on lockdown in Italy

๐Ÿ”—https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51844646ย 
Isolation as described by a Londoner

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/SloopJontyB/status/1241134014725066754
Advice from someone who works on submarines about how to stay sane when cooped up for long periods with little privacy

General Advice

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTpnGOOwGrb7h3gf5Iqh-_rlOviiot_Y_j4aia-9KhwI8972EpHYqEoGCltf3agQiOlVSM6u_Y97efF/pub
Self Help guide to Self Isolation- Guide to self Isolation for people having to stay at home

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eu5Xqn_IB2ckhvCl6UdDH0DwKdnh1kS2oaGEMVkVbUY/edit?fbclid=IwAR38CtrKda-UGGupX7XAEEfB025OcOQgHJNFGK9UX1-g-i9LOGkYzbx4B9I
COVID-19: Community and Self Care Resources- Hereโ€™s a list of non-medical resources for people who are facing quarantine, self-isolation orย other factors because of COVID-19. Through these resources hopefully we can better support each other and nurture ourselves.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/
NHS apps library- NHS is the UK national health service, but you donโ€™t need to live in the UK to use these apps.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.echo.co.uk/ Free delivery of NHS prescriptions to homes or local post offices.

Dealing with Isolation

See also:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

๐Ÿ”—https://www.verywellmind.com/cabin-fever-fear-of-isolation-2671734
Cabin Fever Symptoms and Coping Skills

๐Ÿ”—https://www.homenauts.com
Homenauts positive free resources for better mental health during the pandemic of COVID-19

๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AmQ9ORSNdsย 
EFT Tapping for Coronavirus to manage anxiety

๐Ÿ”—https://www.virusanxiety.com/ย 
Tool Kit for Coronavirus Anxietyย 

Things to do

For those looking for ways to either stay, or healthy and fit

See:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/exercise

For those looking for things to do while staying at home

See:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/things-to-do

Social Networks and Communities

๐Ÿ”—http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/textcare
Sign up and be sent positive mental health texts and alsoย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.human.online/
Connect with people from all places and backgrounds. Slowย down and share a moment in silence.

Tools to Stay Connected

For those looking for way to stay socially connected while staying physically distant

See:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teleconferencing

Support

๐Ÿ”—https://isprepared.ukย 
Community Response Platform currently used to support over 500,000 residents, register over 4,000 volunteers and fulfil over 1,000 requests for help. Deploy in 2hrs free of charge.

๐Ÿ”—https://covidcall.org/
CovidCall provides a free phone service for volunteers to provide local people in self-isolation with local advice and social contact.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—/https://kogukondaitab.ee/
If you are a senior citizen or cannot go out for some reason, you can call our hotline and request support. If you are over 18, healthy, and willing to help, you can sign up to get help requests straight to your phone. And if you are a tech-savvy professional, you can use our open source code to set up your own community hotline in 48 hours.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—https://randall.ie/help/
๐Ÿ—ฃ@HelenORahilly #SelfIsolationHelp
Self-isolation helpers

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—Quarantaenehelden.org
network for self-registration to request/volunteer help

๐Ÿ”—https://neighborexpress.org/
Free deliveries from one neighbor to another to help vulnerable community members during COVID-19

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://help.timetospare.com/
Tool that allows volunteers to sign up with their skills. This then creates a pool of volunteers that can be searched by different organisations, based on postcode/skills/DBS status and to contact them. This prevents the same people being contacted more than once but allows people to signup to volunteer with multiple organisations at once. Personalised pages can be created for each Local authority area. Further features being added - see here

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://ecitizen.oxford.gov.uk/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Community_Assistance
Community assistance from Oxford City Council

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—helpisavailable.org.uk
Embeds the map below for finding mutual aid / volunteer groups

The Corona Crisis Collective
๐Ÿ”—https://collective.thecoronacrisis.org/feed
The Coronavirus Crisis Collective is a proactive community of individuals who are innovating, volunteering, entertaining, advising and supporting one another during the Coronavirus Crisis. We believe in the power of community to make us more resilient in even the darkest times!

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://acorntheunion.org.uk/corona/
ACORNย is organising local volunteers to support people in the community who need shopping, prescription collection, post and anything else they may need if they are stuck at home.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://localhelpers.org/
๐Ÿ—ฃ[email protected]ย 
Help self-isolating neighbours. Super simple - either offer things you can do for others, or say that you need help. The platform matches clients with volunteers. Think deliver food, collecting urgent medicine, etc. Built specifically for the COVID-19 situation and non-commercial.

๐Ÿ”— https://www.reddit.com/r/COVID19_support/
Support group- Open panel for anyone struggling with the anxieties surrounding self isolation from friends and family.

Things to Brighten Your Day

Positivity

๐Ÿ”— https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hs1WwgUVzI73BKziLFttEiย 
Coronavirus GOOD NEWS!

๐Ÿ”—https://www.instagram.com/tanksgoodnews/
Good news on Instagram

๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/208770497045561/
An online Facebook Group Pub for chats, quizzes, fancy dress Fridays and fun!

๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/
Facebook group with fun, support and entertainment by Ladbible

Humor

๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirus.memesย 
Memes to make light of the situation. Not intended as laughing at suffering.

๐Ÿ”—https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5uNoit6qrxtNnKQTRR6LFm
Pasta against the virus - to support Italian artists.ย 

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirushumour.com/
Fighting Coronavirus with humour - a collection of Coronavirus memes