Support During Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means that life is changing for all of us. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated.
It's important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.
There are some simple things you can do to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. Doing so will help you think clearly, and make sure you are able to look after yourself and those you care about.
Here are ten ways you can help improve your mental health and wellbeing if you are worried or anxious about the coronavirus outbreak.
Stay connected with people
Talk about your worries
Support and help others
Look after your body
Stick to the facts
Get on top of difficult feelings
Do things you enjoy
Focus on the present
Look after your sleep
There are plenty of things you can do and places to get more help and support if you are struggling with your mental health and wellbeing. Here are just a few:
Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Working from home: Your Wellbeing Action Plan from the
Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your mental health during coronavirus
NHS: The NHS mental health and wellbeing advice pages also have
a self-assessment, as well as audio guides and other tools you
can use while staying at home.
Gov UK: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects
of coronavirus (Covid-19)
Every Mind Matters: Coronavirus anxiety tips
Benenden Health: How to stay healthy during Covid-19
Mentally Healthy Schools: Coronavirus: resources for parents dealing with
the effects of lockdown