Stay at Home Toolkit

Ideas to help you and your family as you #stayathome

Staying at home for a prolonged period can be a real challenge. We want to share some ideas and online resources to help keep you physically fit, mentally healthy, stimulated and positive.

We are still here for you if you need guidance, information or emotional support – our dedicated Support Line 01454 422701(9am-5pm, Monday-Friday), Brain Tumour Support Workers and our Facebook Support Forum are all available to you.

Idea for today....

It’s OK to ask for help. So many people are feeling so helpless at the moment – helping someone else gives them a sense of purpose, so you could be making someone else happy by asking for help! It is important that you know what you need help with. Make a list of things you need help with so that when someone asks, you can give them a specific task (eg "I need six eggs and some milk." or "Please could you send me a text message every day to say hello.")

Activities to improve mental health

  • Start a blog or diary - writing can be cathartic and rewarding

  • Do some creative writing - start that novel you've always wanted to write

  • Have a clear out - a spring clear is good for the soul

  • Have a digital clear out - delete old files, upgrade software, update passwords

  • Write letters of emails contact old friends - they would love to hear from you

  • Make that photo album you've been meaning to make for years - dig out those boxes of pictures

  • Get creative - crafting, sewing, painting

  • Use video calling to connect with friends and family - there are many different platforms you can use

  • Sign up to an online course - yoga, Spanish, sign language, typing, painting...whatever takes your fancy

  • Do exercise in your living room - stream videos to your TV or phone

  • Virtual choirs - connect with others who enjoy singing

  • Get into your garden - do those jobs that you've put off

  • Board games and puzzles - get the family together and away from the screen

  • Mindfulness and meditation - take a few minutes every day to breathe and relax

Useful websites

We are here for you if you need guidance, information or emotional support.

Our dedicated Support Line 01454 422701(9am-5pm, Monday-Friday), Brain Tumour Support Workers and our Facebook Support Forum are all available to you.

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