• Elizabeth Ballin - Mental Health/LIfe Coach and Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Cirieco Design
  • World Radio Switzerland


If you feel stuck at home (and we are glad that you are obeying this recommendation), then you might feel isolated. We have had to rethink our social life. Knowitall.ch posted a few meeting sites a few weeks ago but now our agendas are filling up with virtual parties every day. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your experience and other sites or Apps and we can add to the article.

A few tips to make it successfull:

  • Make a specific time and date (either once or on a regular basis).
  • Clean your space around you.
  • Get your drink and snacks ready.
  • Think of it as if you were going out to meet up in a restaurant or bar. Take a shower, put on your glad rags, and put on a bit of lippie to make yourself presentable. You will feel better and it will be something to look forward to.
  • Set a time limit.
  • If you are living with other family members not participating, remember to let them know you are "out" and will be "home" for dinner at a specific time.
  • Enjoy talking about positive things and not dwelling on your fears or problems. No-one will continue to meet up with you if you are a downer.
  • If you have something to show, then get it ready or nearby your screen so you don't have to walk around with your phone making everyone dizzy, or letting them stare at empty space.
  • Remember, they can see you too... so don't run off to the loo with your phone (it happens).


Here are some that have been recommended:

Enjoy the internet in sync with your friends. Watch videos, listen to music or go shopping on Watch2Gether. Synchronized player for video and audio. Talk to your friends in the integrated chat room. Enjoy content from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and SoundCloud. This is a free site and no registration is required.

This synchronized player and chat site allows you to watch videos together. Create or join a room and invite friends by linking to them or give the room code. 100% free and no registration.

Generate your free unique link with one click, share it with participants and enjoy unlimited meetings with Skype. Your meeting link does not expire and can be used anytime.

You can video chat with a group. You will need a Facebook account and your friends will as well.

Face to face, with up to 8 people. Using the group calling, this can be downloaded for your telephone or online.


Not only can you meet up with friends and family, but they have a feature that hides your messy background (photo above) if you don't want anyone to see the mess! See how the effect is quite realistic (photo below). Unlimited number of participants for 40 minutes in the free version.


You can download for free this App for telephones or computers by signing up with a password. Connect face-to-face with your up to 8 of your pals.