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Below is a collection of creative resources for you to explore whilst at home and details of recovery and mental health support networks that continue to function over the phone & digitally.

We will be updating this page with exciting ways to flex your creativity and stay connected, so check back for new links in the coming days. If you know of anything that is not listed here and you think it would be useful to share, please email admin@edgetc.org, we would love to hear from you!

Stay creative and keep connected.

Creative Activities

Do Think Share (Creative Activities)

2 weeks of free creative activities to do at home from March 26th.

**NEW** High Tide: 40 Plays/40 Nights

Starting on Tuesday 24th March, High Tide will share out 40 simple standalone playwriting tasks, the traditional period of a quarantine.

**NEW** Home stage: five ways you can still watch plays while our theatres are shut

**NEW** Middle Child Theatre 

Playwriting with Tom Wells- Free writing exercises to try at home.

**NEW** National Theatre

Every Thursday in April watch a beloved National Theatre Live productions, free to stream on YouTube for seven days.

Network MARCH (Twitter)

Daily new ideas shared about how to keep creative during social distancing.

Owl and the Coconut

Stress reduction classes and courses online, live, in real time, together.

**NEW** PapaTango Monologue Competition

**NEW**  Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera and offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions.

**NEW** Royal Shakespeare Company 

RSC will be broadcasting six of their plays on the BBC between now and September.

Social Distancing Festival

Festival of short events that people can enjoy from their home.

 **NEW** Script Sessions

Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass *Online* Script Sessions , starting Thursday 9 April (11.30am – 12.30pm)

Sofa Singers

Free online singing event that aims to bring people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection.

What’s On Stage

Article about where you can stream free theatre to your home.

Podcast recommendations:

**NEW** After Party Pod

BBC Hooked 

**NEW** Dear Sugar Radio
Recovery Radio (Russell Brand) 

**NEW**  Since Right Now

**NEW** That Sober Guy

**NEW** The Bubble Hour

**NEW** The Shair Podcast

 

Recovery & Mental Health Support

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Angelou Partnership – Phone: 0808 801 0660 (Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm & Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pm) 0208 741 7008 (Mondays to Fridays: 10am – 6pm &
Thurs 10am – 9pm)

Angelou can provide support if you have been subjected to domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, forced marriage, so called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation and child exploitation. It provides specialist support to the Black, Minority and Ethnic and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

Anxiety UK – Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

CALM -Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Family Lives – Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 (Mon and Weds, 9am–8pm; Tues, Thurs and Fri, 9am–5pm) or info@mensadviceline.org.uk
(Web chat service also available)

Men’s Advice Line is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen and believe you, offer you non-judgmental support, practical advice and information. Focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic abuse (and the safety of any children).

Men’s Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Mind – Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Mind – Cornavirus & your wellbeing

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – Phone 0808 2000 247 available 24 hrs a day on .

National Gambling Helpline

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

No Panic Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

OCD Action Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

OCD UK Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Recovery College Online

Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff.

Recovery Dharma Online

Daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. Together we meditate, study Buddhist teachings, and support each other on our paths to sobriety and peace;

Refuge – Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Rethink Mental Illness– Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Samaritans – Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

SANE- SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SMART Recovery Online

Online SMART Recovery meetings

The Temper

12 Online Recovery Meetings & Groups You’ll Want to Check Out

Women’s Aid Instant messaging service (Mon–Fri, 10am–12pm), email support (response within 5 days), a survivor’s handbook (to get help on housing, safety planning, dealing with police and more) and a community of survivor’s forum.

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