The Antidote to Isolation Newsletter | Week 1

We recently sent out the first of our series of weekly emails offering help, advice, messages of inspiration, deals, freebies and a chance to smile during this tough time. We will turn the email into a blog post each week for those people who prefer blog content. Here is our first newsletter:

 

The Antidote to Isolation

We are lucky to be connected to hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK and work with amazing brands and organisations so we feel we need to bring this all together to help support our audience in these bizarre times of isolation.

We also want to hear from you. What do you want to see each week? Please email, we read and respond to every message. Pinky promise!

🙋 Say hello

 

1. Fun & Frivolous

House Party

Just because you can’t go out doesn’t mean you can’t see your friends and family and have some fun whilst isolating! Why not download the House Party app. It’s important to keep in touch even if it’s just a quick chat, playing a game or a full-blown party.  

Air Plants

Why not take up a new hobby? Air plants (same plant family as pineapple) are low maintenance plants that are adapted to live in a wide variety of conditions, from deserts to rain forests. Unlike most plants they don’t need soil to grow, they literally live in the air! Check out Andy’s Air Plants for some inspiration. 

Disney +

Disney+ I mean, need we say anymore?! We have been watching this nonstop and it’s the perfect escape. Discover the best stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic in one place. Hit movies, timeless classic and new originals for £5.99 a month or £59.99 for the year. They even have a 7-day free trial

 

2. You’ve Got This

BuJo like a MoFo

Ryder Carroll, author of the Bullet Journal has set up 15-minute bullet journaling sessions through his Instagram. Write and explore together, an amazing way to get into journaling and may provide some relief in these turbulent times #bujotogether

Our Mental Health Guide during Isolation

How will Coronavirus affect my mental health? Whether you are self-isolating because you have shown symptoms, or you are simply stuck at home due to university/work closures, people will probably be more isolated over the next few weeks than they have been in years. Check out our guide, where we give some tips on how to manage stress and anxiety.

 

3. Show me the Money

Exclusive Plenaire Offer

@plenaire_official, is a vegan, cruelty-free and clean ingredient boutique British beauty brand stocked exclusively at Liberty London. For a limited time, for our newsletter subscribers, if you buy their Remedy kit, they will send over another full-sized kit for FREE.  This offer is only valid through Freshers Festival. **Limited to one kit per person, valid for the first 200 subscribers. **Offer commences on 30th March 2020. Use voucher code SELFCARE at plenaire.co to checkout. Hurry, we only have 200 kits to give away!

Money for Life

Money For Life run by UK YOUTH  is an online resource to help you make the most of your money. From empowering you to feel confident and start talking openly about money to providing high-quality training and crucial support systems.

 

Meme that made us laugh

 

Quote that Made us Think

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Physicist, Marie Curie.

 

Music that made us Dance

 

Moments that Made us Smile

There were emotional scenes and a groundswell of support across the UK as the nation took part in Clap for Carers. If you didn’t get the chance to take part check out the videos online. 😢

We are wanting to share your inspirational stories. If you would like to nominate anyone, email us, sending some info on what happened, an image (if possible) and an Instagram or TikTok username.

🙋 So be sure to say hello

 

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