A list of resources that may be helpful during the COVID-19 epidemic

Martha Neary
Mar 26, 2020 · 5 min read

Here are some of the companies and initiatives we have come across which have released free or discounted content in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. We will add to and update this list on an ongoing basis. If you have a resource you would like to add and share with others, please let us know by reaching out to us on social media (@PsyberGuide on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).

Mental Health & Wellness Apps

Sanvello offers a range of coping tools and peer supports and has offered free premium access during COVID-19. The app also gives you suggested activities based on your mood — very helpful for self-isolation.

Meditation app Headspace has released free content, including content specifically geared towards health care providers and educators in the US. Instructions to access can be found here.

Calm has compiled free resources in an online hub here. These include meditations for stress, sleep and more, and meditations for kids

Breethe meditation app has created a free collection of meditations called Inner Wellness During Coronavirus.

Employers & payers can get access to Dayzz sleep app at no cost which they can, in turn, provide to their employees. To access, email Dayzz CEO Amir Indutzky at amir@dayzz.com.

Balance, a meditation app, is offering a free one-year subscription to anyone who wants it. To receive the free subscription just download the app and then email access@balanceapp.com for instructions.

Wysa’s AI chat and tool packs for anxiety and isolation support will remain free during the epidemic.

In SuperBetter you create a secret identity to conquer quests and take on real-life tasks to increase resilience, wellbeing, and health. SuperBetter has launched a new ‘Stay Strong in a Pandemic’ power pack designed for COVID-19.

The Shine app has put together a resource hub for dealing with virus anxiety here.

This UK-based app aims to help people cope with the crisis by providing information on how to stay mentally well as well as cultural highlights people can engage with. There is also a mood tracker feature and a list of COVID-19 symptoms.

Nod is a free tool to help young people stay connected to their communities during the COVID-19 crisis. The app was co-designed with college students to address the growing loneliness crisis on campuses around the country

The National Center for PTSD just released COVID Coach, a new app for Veterans, service members, and the general public, designed to help build resilience, manage stress and increase well-being during this crisis.

This 21-day meditation course centering on finding hope in uncertain times is now available free of charge.

Starling Minds’ digital mental health program, designed to help people combat stress, anxiety, and worry related to the COVID-19 pandemic, is available for free.

Woebot, Youper, Happify, nOCD

Distant socializing

Netflix Party lets you watch your favorite shows and movies with friends through a Chrome extension. Link up with friends and host long-distance movie nights, while chatting simultaneously.

A collaborative painting website for you and your artistic friends. Log on together to create, design, or free-draw together. Divide up teams to play Pictionary, or come up with creative drawing ideas.

A multiplayer drawing and guessing game. Play with random people from all around the world or connect in a private room with friends.

Entertainment

Audible just made hundreds of audiobook titles complete free top help during coronavirus.

Scribd’s library — which includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more — is available to anyone, free, for 30 days.

Amazon Prime Members receive free unlimited Kindle reads for two months.

Health & Fitness

Premium workouts are free until further notice.

DownDog has made all of their apps — Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout — completely free until April 1st.

Pure Barre On Demand is free for 30 days with code EXTENDEDTRIAL.

Free access to Tone It Up workout programs for new members for the next month.

Core Power On-Demand is free the time being while their studios are closed

The Peloton app is currently free for new users for 90 days (no bike needed!)

Learning

LinkedIn is offering a free collection of courses entitled “Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success”.

Two weeks of free Brit + Co Online Classes. Use the code SELFCARE at checkout.

Media company Frolic has made its Know-How series, creative writing and branding classes, free for the duration of the outbreak.

Coursera is providing free access to Coursera for Campus for any impacted college or university. Of note, Yale University’s popular “happiness” course, The Science of Well-Being, is just one course available for free through Coursera.

Khan Academy has released free parent and teacher resources and schedules to keep children learning.

Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.

Other resources

U-Haul is offering 30 days free self-storage amid Coronavirus outbreak for students.

HealthWell Foundation is offering assistance to those who qualify for costs associated with COVID-19 risk or incidence.

DoSomething.org is a not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change. They have developed a number of campaigns to support and engage youth during the COVID-19 crisis.

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