Tag Archives: Wellbeing

Becoming more virus-resilient: tips on dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus situation

We are grateful to Professor Hugh Koch for giving us permission to reproduce his articles on dealing with the psychological aspects of coronavirus.  These originally appeared in the PI Brief Update Journal.   We are doing well and most of us are becoming more and more informed about COVID-19. We are not alone; we are […]

TALES FROM THE HOME FRONT: WELCOME PARTY FOR NEW MEMBERS (DEALING WITH SOCIAL ISOLATION)

On Friday Kings held a long-planned welcome  party for new members of chambers.  As it turned out this was a party with a difference…     We wanted to welcome new (or newish) members Gerard McDermott QC, Gordon Exall, Elliot Kay,  and Jasmine Chan,  ZOOMING IN ON SKILLS Of course, in this day and age, […]

WORKING FROM HOME: A 10 POINT PLAN

Home working can at first feel daunting if you have not been used to it, however it can be very productive and actually quite enjoyable.  Fiona Ashworth considers 10 key points.   I have spent most of my time working from home for the last 20 years. Obviously there are court appearances and JSM’s, but […]

KIDS AT HOME: RESOURCES FOR HOME SCHOOLING: RINGING THE BELL…

Constanze Bell considers what resources are available for parents who are educating children at home   Resources for home schooling  The Coronavirus offers a unique opportunity for skills sharing: who is Twitter? What is Stormzy? How do I Facebook a WhatsApp? Your teen or pre-teen can help with all of these issues (and please do […]

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND: SILKY GUIDE TO FITNESS APPS

Mark Harper QC provides a list of apps that help with home fitness.     With gyms closing and appreciating the importance of exercise to people’s mental and physical well-being, I have put together a list of apps that help with home fitness. Peloton – They go way beyond spinning classes, with running, cycling, bootcamp, […]

CORONAVIRUS: SPOTTING AND AVOIDING THE SCAMMERS

Some useful links on identifying scammers and protecting yourself during the current crisis. SCAMMERS POSING AS DOOR-TO-DOOR COVID-19 TESTERS Sky News reports that police have said: “People should call them on 999 if someone comes to their door and claims to be conducting virus tests”. The Independent reports that people have also offered to do shopping for […]

STAYING AT HOME AND SOCIAL ISOLATION: GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

It is useful for individuals and employers to have easy links to government guidance on staying at home, vulnerable people and households with possible infection.  Some of this guidance was issued today and we have collated it here. We plan to update the links to guidance regularly so it may pay to check back often, […]

CORONAVIRUS: WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH: USEFUL LINKS AND GUIDANCE

We have prepared a list of useful resources and links for wellbeing and mental health. Mental Health Foundation advises keeping in touch with other people regularly on social media, e-mail or on the phone and to create a new daily routine that prioritises looking after yourself. They also advise managing how you follow the outbreak in […]