A proven way to improve your wellbeing and boost feelings of happiness is staying connected with your nearest and dearest.
The quickest way to do this is digitally, like having a video call catch up or virtual quiz with your friends and keeping in touch with your family on social media.
But where do you start if you’re at home and have never used the internet or certain digital platforms before? We’re here to give you the tools you need so you can kick start your digital journey.
We’ve created easy to follow guides to support you and your community in taking that first step on to the internet. We’ll walk you through how to use apps like WhatsApp, HouseParty and Zoom so you can keep in touch during lockdown.
Before we start talking about websites and apps, we need to get the basics in check first. If you’ve never surfed the web, or need a kick start in connecting to the internet, your first stop is our ‘getting started online guide’.
WhatsApp is a fast and free app that allows you to set up and send messages, phone calls and video calls – have a read through our ‘Whatsapp guide’.
Social media platforms are one of the most popular ways to stay connected. Whether you want to chat with friends, share photos and videos, or keep up to date with the latest news, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our ‘social media guide’ to find out how to set up and use both Facebook and Instagram.
You may not be able to visit your family and friends in person right now, but that shouldn’t put a stop to you seeing their smiling faces. We’ve put together a ‘video calling guide’ on two popular apps, Houseparty and Zoom, so you can video chat with confidence.
You may be tech savvy, but do you know someone who’s yet to get online or needs an extra helping hand? If you’d like to support them to take their first steps into the digital world, take a look at our ‘supporting a loved one to get online guide’ for some advice on how you can get them up to speed.