It is important that we look after our physical and mental wellbeing, and look after each other, during this time.
Social distancing and self isolation, while necessary, are a huge change to how we live our lives, especially as these measures have been brought in so quickly, giving us little time to adapt to our new situation. This, combined with uncertainty and concern over coronavirus, can cause anxiety and distress.
The Government have issued guidance on mental wellbeing to support people through the coronavirus pandemic. Please do take the opportunity to read and share this useful information and guidance. Seemingly small changes, such as setting a routine and speaking to our friends, can have a real positive impact on our wellbeing.
The guidance includes advice and resources for:
- Connecting with people
- Providing help and support to others
- Talking about your worries
- Looking after your physical wellbeing
- Looking after your sleep
- Managing difficult feelings
- Managing your media and information intake
- Creating a new routine
- Getting outside, or letting nature in
The guidance also contains advice for those with mental health needs. Full details are available here.