Digital resources to help you release the pressure and upskill during downtime

Working from home, self isolating and social distancing can all have an impact on individuals’ mental wellbeing. Luckily, there are lots of resources available to employers and their staff to help them proactively manage their mental health. Read on to find out more.

Looking after your mental wellbeing:

The Government’s guidance on social distancing also includes some advice.

…and for a dose of culture:

  • Every Thursday evening at 7pm the National Theatre is screening some of its most beloved productions on its YouTube channel
  • The Royal Opera House has a schedule of free broadcasts and live content that can be accessed at any time. Live broadcasts will be made at 7pm every Friday from 27 March on its Facebook and YouTube channels
  • Google Arts & Culture’s “Faces of Frida” online exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s works, created in collaboration with 33 collections around the world, including the V&A Museum and English National Ballet

Using downtime to upskill:

  • Accessing free eBooks, eMagazines, eComics and eAudiobooks through the City Corporation’s library service here. You can access these even if you’re not already a member of the City Corporation’s library service
  • The City of London’s Gresham College is continuing to provide its free lectures on a wide range of topics, via a series of live streams, and a YouTube ‘box set’. Find out more on Gresham College’s website here
Xenia Koumi

Xenia is a Public Health Specialist at the City of London Corporation and leads the Business Healthy programme