Home-working and wellbeing resources
TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY STAY PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HEALTHY WHILE COVID-19 HAS YOU STUCK AT HOME, WE'VE PULLED TOGETHER SOME RESOURCES AND TOOLS FROM TRUSTED SOURCES.
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Work+Family Space has some special resources to help you to navigate this challenging time
COVID-19: Our Mental Health (Experimental Psychology website)
Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 (Emerging Minds website)
Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) (Dropbox, PDF)
Coronavirus and your wellbeing (Mind Oxford website)
Advice on how to deal with anxiety about coronavirus (Young Minds website), also includes a parents helpline
A PhD researcher guide to COVID-19 to help alleviate pressure, guide productivity and maintain mental wellness (PDF)
Mindfulness Sessions and Podcasts (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
COVID-19: information for people with neurodiversity or pre-existing anxieties - resources from the University Staff Disability Advisory Group
HIIT Workout (YouTube)
Body Conditioning (YouTube)
Free workouts: cardio, strength, HIIT and abs (DAREBEE website)
The Body Coach TV: free home workouts (YouTube)
NDS Yoga via Zoom, Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:45. Please email Louise King if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.
Yoga with Louise King via Zoom, Wednesdays, 18:00-19:00, £5 per class. Please email Louise King if you'd like to attend.
Pause, breath, meditate
NDS Breath Meditation via Zoom, Mondays, 12:00 noon. Please email Louise King if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.
Learn new skills
Free online learning resources 'Curious Minds' (The Department of Continuing Education)
LinkedIn Learning: free access to thousands online course (Oxford University website)
Learn how to shine online. Free eBook. Download from the Now You're Talking website.
Activities for children
IDEAS TO KEEP THE KIDS OCCUPIED WHILE YOU WORK AT HOME
Free online books for children, some are audio, so will even do the reading for you:
31 days of Lego Calendar (PDF)
GoNoodle - Getting Active, Mindfulness and Educational songs – free, but requires signing up. There is also an app that has games on it that you can download once you have a log in.
Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube)
Summer sustainability checklist
Many of us cannot go on a trip this summer and may have decided to take a break from work and stay at home.
Whether you have children to entertain over the long summer holidays or just looking for some inspiration, the Environmental Sustainability Team have produced a list of sustainable activities that are fun and creative!
Let the team know if you try any of them by tagging them on social media @OxfordEnvSust
Download the list and learn more about each of the activities here.
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you have any resources?
Please note, this page is a work in progress and we will continue to add resources and develop the area. If you have any ideas or resources that you would like to share, please send them to Louise King.
New workload support page
If you would like support with your current workload, or if you have extra capacity and are looking to help, please visit the new workload support page.
Subsidised coaching sessions
We are now offering subsidised coaching sessions with Dr Mark Bellamy to all NDS staff and students. Log in using your SSO to find out more.
University staff health and wellness webpages
The University has compiled a hub of information on working remotely, personal development, useful online resources, and stories from your colleagues. There is also guidance on looking after your health, both mental and physical, as well as looking after your family and community.
Creating a community for our staff
We have created a space for members of NDS to socialise and stay connected. Any member of NDS can join with their NDS email account.