Latest free Covid-19 support resource added 1 May 2020 from Minds@Work
Rock-Solid resources for people new to working from home on a continuous basis, because, now, more than ever, we need to pay attention to what we pay attention to.
I hope these resources will be useful to you or your family, friends and colleagues who might find themselves working from home for the first time.
There’s a lot of well-meaning Covid-19 support and suggestions hitting your inbox and your social media channels right now. This creates noise and confusion. You won’t get that here.
You will only see primary source suggestions here. I will add to this listing as and when new trusted sources of information are available. You and I have friends and colleagues who create and share great, generous advice and this is not competing with their offerings.
This free service was announced and added 1 May 2020;
More free curated Mental Health Resources from Minds@Work charity
Minds@Work is an excellent mental health charity, they don’t sell anything themselves and the curated list of support material contains links to gifts including expertly designed resources to support you, and those you care for, through this challenging time – to make you fit, help you sleep, keep you calm and involve you in the creative challenge facing all of humanity – how to build back better in the future. Whilst looking at what is available please do consider supporting them, following them on social media and spreading the word about this great curated resource:
This free service was announced and added 29 April 2020;
Free online courses from the UK Government
The Government has created The Skills Toolkit providing free skills training within its National Careers Service website. It offers a number of online courses at Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels – focusing on Digital Skills.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) Coronavirus support hub
As Chair of The Institute of Directors in Surrey I make use of the IoD online resources. This hub contains a lot of useful information for Directors and managers, much of it freely available to non-members.
The Open University has a number of online courses that they make free to everyone. This covers a broad range of learning areas, each with a wealth of high quality OU course material. The ‘Money and Business section alone offers hundreds of hours of tuition. If not now, when will you do it? My thanks to Paul Broughton F.C.I.B. Business Development Director, Invoice Finance at Metro Bank for the suggestion
Of course, you can always call me on 07711571653 or email me about my training around managing competing priorities, collaborating within and leading remote teams and delivering your results easier every day through my proven #WP2P Working Smarter training programmes. By the way, since 2017 over 60% of my Working Smarter training programmes have been delivered remotely by me using Webex, GoToWebinar, Zoom and Microsoft Teams, so you will be in good hands! You can see what clients say about my support and the current measured impact of my #WP2P Working Smarter training programme.
You can see my own insights and thoughts on my Linkedin and Twitter feeds and follow me there if you wish. Through my stress reduction training and my volunteering in the Mental Health world I am acutely aware of the risks, as well as the rewards of working from home.