Free apps to help you navigate self-isolation Follow

Times like this can bring stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. So it’s more important than ever to take care of your own mental health. Whether that means taking some time out of your routine to meditate, journal, or try something that helps you to relax. Doesn't matter if you haven't tried meditation before, Headspace is here to help guide you through the process.

Insight timer
Just like Headspace, Insight timer can help you manage your sleep better, cope with stress and anxiety and provide music to help you relax and meditate. Listen to their extensive library of music and audio recordings free of charge.

Looking to learn a new language while you have the spare time? Duolingo is a fun and interactive way to learn different languages for free. With personalised learning and bite-sized lessons, if you’ve ever wanted to learn another language, now's the time to do it!

Daily Burn
Working out from home has never been easier with apps like Daily Burn. With thousands of different workouts available, there is something for every level of fitness and every type of workout. While Daily Burn isn’t completely free, they are currently offering 60-day free trials to help you stay active while at home.

While keeping fit and active is very important, it’s also just as important to keep your brain active during self-isolation. Lumosity contains thousands of daily exercises for your brain to help improve memory, attention, flexibility, and speed, all tailored to your own personal goals. Lumosity provides you with several free games and tools.

Nike Training Club
Just like Daily Burn, Nike Training Club provides workouts that you can do from your very own living room for free. With over 190 different workouts led by Nike Master Trainers, there is plenty to choose from to help keep you active at home.

Although local libraries might be shut, there is nothing stopping you from downloading books to read or listen to online at home. Overdrive partners with libraries across the country to offer electronic versions of books you can check out. So if you don’t have a kindle at home, you can still read books on a tablet, computer or your phone.

With plenty of messenger apps to choose from, WhatsApp makes staying in touch with friends and family all over the world quick and easy with free phone and video calling. Plus, the World Health Organisation has just launched a messaging service through WhatsApp to help people all over the world gain access to reliable information regarding COVID-19.

Draw Something
Stay connected with friends and family through fun and interactive games like Draw Something. You choose a word to draw for your friends and then watch them try to guess what it is you’re drawing. It’s quick and easy and will help make the time pass quicker!

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