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Social Isolation is a daunting prospect for anyone and looking after your mental health should be a priority.

Limit the news and be careful what you read.

Have a break from social media and things that trigger.

Remember for every news story you hear about people catching Coronavirus all over the world, people are also recovering every day too.


Who doesn’t love a duvet day? And what better excuse than social distancing to give yourself a much deserved break!


It completely removes the ‘fear of missing out’ because all of your friends should be doing it too! 

Have a much needed lie in. Take an afternoon snooze.

Treat yourself to an early night.


This is a fun way to keep busy whilst giving something back to a great local cause. 


It’s time to get wild about wool and join .

For each be-hatted smoothie sold, Age UK Isle of Wight receives 25p and that money helps the Charity to support older Island residents, who are isolated not only in these uncertain times but in their whole later life

If you can’t get out and about like you normally can, keep exercising in other ways.


There are a host of apps you can watch on your smartphone, tablet or PC that coach you in the comfort of your own home, A few examples are: 

OGY Davina The Body Coach The Boot Camper App


Spending more time than usual at home can make you notice all sorts of things, like how the skirting boards have got a bit dusty or those cobwebs in the corners.

You can get some handy hints and tips from Mrs Hinch by joining Mrs Hinch Army Cleaning tips on Facebook or by following @mrshinhhome on Instagram!



A puzzle a day can keep you busy and your mind active.Go through your old magazines/newspapers - did you fill in all of the wordsearches or spot the differences that they had to offer?

Download a free puzzle app on your phone or tablet or visit trusted newspaper websites who offer a free crossword each day like or


In these uncertain times at least you shouldn’t have to worry about whether they are home or not!

Give them a call or send a text message. Send an email to a loved one. 

Whatsapp and Facebook offer free messaging and individual or group video calls.

or Skype offers free individual or group video calls.