During the Covid 19 epidemic we understand that it is a confusing and worrying time for many. There is a lot of advice out there, we wanted to make it easier and share a few helpful links, hints and tips here for you.
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you.
It’s important to remember that it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.
The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.
The government also has wider guidance on staying at home as a result of coronavirus.
Urgent Help in a Mental Health Crisis – For more information click on the link
- A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation.
- You may feel things (although this may be different for individuals) including emotional distress, anxiety, and an inability to cope with day-to-day life or work. You may think about harming yourself, taking your own life, or experience hallucinations and/or hear voices.
- A crisis can also be the result of an underlying medical condition, such as confusion or delusions caused by an infection, overdose, illicit drugs or intoxication with alcohol.