Tips to help individuals, families and friends look after their mental health at a time when there is much discussion of potential threats to our physical health:
For more detailed tips check out:
Look after your wellbeing while staying at home
We know that staying at home for a prolonged period of time can be difficult, frustrating and lonely for some people and that you may feel low. It’s important to remember to take care of your mind as well as your body and to get support if and when you need it. Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media.
There are also sources of support and information that can help - see nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.
Do things you enjoy
Think about things you can do during your time at home. People who have successfully completed a period of staying at home have kept themselves busy with activities such as cooking, reading, online learning and watching films. If you feel well enough you can take part in light exercise within your home or garden.
Living Life to the Full provides free online courses for Greater Manchester residents covering low mood, stress and resiliency. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.
If you are struggling with stress, feelings of anxiety or your mental health
Please see the NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website for self-assessment, audio guides and tools that you can use.
For more information and ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak check out: mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing.
For advice on coronavirus (COVID19) and any symptoms
See the NHS website.