Creativity, learning and wellbeing

Relaxation, fun, educational, wellbeing and mental health resources

Free family learning, creativity and wellbeing courses

We have all sorts of courses to help you and your family keep learning and improve your wellbeing. From dance and fitness for adults, to keeping up with your child's maths and English lessons: get started by exploring our creative, family and wellbeing courses.

Person sitting with chat boxes all around them (NHS Every Mind Matters)


Being kind to yourself and others

Take a moment to be kind to yourself and others.


Beauty therapy: self-care


Face masks you can make yourself

You will need:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Mix together and apply to your face

Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

For a more intense dose of hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and smooths your skin.

[Above by programme manager Fatima Silman]


Relaxation, meditation and coping with anxiety

Relaxation and mediation: breathe

Practice your breathing and mindfulness

Watch this short NHS video 


Worried about the Coronavirus or Covid-19?

Get advice and tips for dealing with anxiety: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/



For children and adults: activities and resources

From the Adult Learning Service team: links to fun and learning resources and activities for all ages.

Learning, fun, creative... links

Activity, website, resource or tip

Category

Where is it? E.g. web/video address (url), social media account name etc.

Treasure Jam

Creative for kids and all ages to make games/toys/art/poetry etc using museum collections

https://itch.io/jam/treasure-jam

How to draw anything (Moose Allain)

Creative

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2015/jan/17/how-to-draw-anything-moose-allain

National Care Force

Volunteering

https://www.nationalcareforce.co.uk/

Every Mind Matters (Public Health England)

Mental health and well-being tips for dealing with anxiety and staying at home

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

IsoType science: learning resources

Educational, children

https://research.reading.ac.uk/picturingscience/resources/

Map symbol flashcards (Ordnance survey)

Educational, children, adults

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/documents/resources/25k-map-symbol-flashcards.pdf

Nine virtual exhibition tours recommended by the Royal Academy of Arts

Educational, Arts, Culture

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/9-virtual-exhibition-art-tours-to-watch-online

Woodland Trust – live Osprey nest-cam

Educational, nature, kids

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/osprey-cam/

Woodland Trust – nature activities for children

Educational, nature, kids

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/04/nature-activities-for-kids-to-do-at-home-part-five/

MoMA - Free online art courses

Educational, arts, culture, adults

https://www.coursera.org/moma

Open Studio SFMoMA – exercises for exploring ideas in contemporary   art

Adults, students, culture, art

https://www.sfmoma.org/series/open-studio/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=MuseumFromHome

Tate – create like and artist – how-to videos.

Adults, culture, art

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/create-artist

Tate Kids – activities for children

Kids, culture, art, crafts

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

London Transport activities at home

Creative, educational, children, adults

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/activities

Free book explaining coronavirus to children

Children, wellbeing

https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children.pdf

King Lear Prizes for over 70s

Writing, competition

https://www.kinglearprizes.org.uk/



Get creative with ink

Learn about ‘ink and wash’ techniques in this short video from our art tutor Nicola Morrison


Make your own tassel earrings!

Learn how in this short video from our jewellery tutor Debbie Twinn



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Last modified: Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:02 AM