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Video-calling is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Here are some things you can try:
Meetup is a free platform (like facebook) for groups of people who're interested in a particular topic to catch-up online. You can sign up for a free account and then you can search under and connect to special interest groups (active, social, art, professional etc). Here is a list of Melbourne based ones that are now meeting online:
There are all sorts of games that can be played online with other people:
There are a number of already existing websites and platforms that have set up virtual tours of museums, nature walks, dives, amusement park rides and more. You don’t need virtual reality equipment for these, you can view them on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV.
Many theatre, opera and symphony companies are streaming concerts and making their art available to view for free:
Join these free comedy shows for some laughs:
As museums, galleries and libraries have closed to the public they are making collections available through virtual tours:
Enjoy the outdoors by using virtual tours:
It’s time to get creative with keeping physically active! Other ways to keep active that aren’t “workout” based are gardening, dancing to your favourite songs, even just taking a short walk or roll.
There are a number of platforms that help build good resilience and mental health through activities especially designed for a specific concerns like reducing stress or anxiety, building gratitude, meditation, better sleep.
Learning a new skill will grow the mind, absorb you in a new pursuit and take your mind away for whille:
If you’re looking for a garden and nature fix then check out some of these links that Steven Wells our Horticultural Therapist has put together for you:
You may also find these time lapse videos facinating.
Our Royal Talbot music therapists have put together an amazing guide to how to boost your home engagement with music and thus explore music more.
Music can have a therapeutic effect on your mood, and now might be a good time to explore ways of using music as a tool to lift and transport you somewhere else.
Under Search, there's an option to Browse All categories and genres that might interest you. In the folder called Mood there are many different options to help match your mood such as:
On the Home page, scroll down to find playlists to suit your mood:
Under the Browse topion, there is a heading called Music by Mood.