Stay Connected

Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we find ways to stay connected to our friends and loved ones.  There are plenty of ways that this can be done online and over the phone.

Ways to stay connected

Video Calling

Social distancing and ‘shielding’ means that many people won’t be meeting their friends and family members for some weeks.

However, video chat is the next best thing and many people are using this to stay in contact with their friends.

FaceTime, Whatsapp and Skype are just some of the video calling platforms that can give you and your loved ones some such needed face-to-face contact.


Take full advantage of apps while you’re in self-isolation as they can really help you to stay connected to each other.

Houseparty is a popular face-to-face social networking app which allows you to communicate and have fun- you can even play a variety of games with your friends in the app.

Social Media

Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be a very powerful space for people to feel connected to others.  

Befriending Services

If these online options are not suitable, befriending services can arrange for a friendly volunteer to call you for a chat.  

How to Use Whatsapp Video Tutorial


How to Use Houseparty App Video Tutorial


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