Caring for your Physical & Emotional Wellbeing during the Pandemic
Staying Active during Covid-19 Pandemic
Physical Activity and Wellbeing
We have set up this page to help support our haemophilia community during this difficult time. As we all know the official advice is to stay at home and only go out for necessities, medical reasons, to and from essential work and for one form of exercise per day. We, therefore, want to support you to stay active and healthy both physically and mentally.
The internet and social media platforms are full of wonderful advice, but this can be quite overwhelming to navigate. We have researched the net and we have provided you with some suggestions of free online exercise and educational resources that you can do on your own or with your family.
If you are unsure of what exercises are suitable for you or which resources suit your needs, please contact your Haemophilia Team and we can put you in contact with your physiotherapist or the network psychology team.
Please click on the tabs below to get ideas on how to stay active in and around your home and how to support your mental health and emotional wellbeing
Keep Well and Stay Safe
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
The Haemophilia Society has put together a fantastic advice page to help you and your family through this challenging time
Emerging Minds has produced an advice leaflet on how to talk to children and young people about the current situation
BBC Newsround has some great information and specific coronavirus links for children and young people
Physical Activity for Adults
During this period your physiotherapist may direct you to one of the online resources below. However please contact your physiotherapist if you want to discuss introducing a new exercise or activity into your daily routine
The Haemophilia Chartered Physiotherapy Association has produced an advice page to help children and adults through the pandemic
There is a wide selection of exercises for all levels on this site. There is also a section for older adults and those with a chronic condition or long-term disability
The NHS have put together home workout videos for all levels
The links below are useful for older adults
Physical Activity for Children and Young People
During this period your physiotherapist may direct you to one of the online resources below. However please contact your physiotherapist if you want to discuss introducing a new exercise or activity into your child’s daily routine
The Haemophilia Chartered Physiotherapy Association has produced an advice page to help children and adults through the pandemic.
Sport England offers advice for activity at home and outdoor exercise
There is a section here for children and Young People. We particularly like:
- Jo Wicks You Tube Channel. It has live PE lessons to keep the kids entertained, to workouts even parents can enjoy. Joe has something to keep everyone moving.
- Cosmic Kids uses storytelling to make yoga fun and helps to keep kids strong and calm.
- Our Parks You Tube Channel. It has fun Superhero Fitness Home Workout sessions for children
- Disney Dance Along routines which the whole family can enjoy
NHS Fitness Studio offers free workouts for all levels. This is more suitable for teenagers and young adults.
The Parent Club offers a variety of advice and has some fun ideas for indoor games.
Lawn Tennis Youth have put together a great Home Activities Hub
Youth Sports Trust have free online resources to help children of all ages and abilities stay active and have fun at home. Scroll to the free resources and choose from the four available sections.
More general information can be found on our website