Looking after our well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed life for all of us.  It may cause us to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely, or frustrated.

If you’re finding things hard emotionally right now, be assured that you’re not alone.  It’s important to remember it’s OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently – for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

There are some simple things we can all do to help take care of our well-being and mental health during times of uncertainty. Doing so helps us think clearly and makes sure we can look after ourselves and those we care about.

Here are some suggestions:

  • The NHS has 10 useful tips we can follow to help look after our general well-being and mental health as we all cope with the restrictions and isolation needed to manage the coronavirus crisis.
  • MIND (the National Association for Mental Health) also has a very useful page of reliable information about coping during this difficult time.  This includes contacts for helpful organisations, public services, government guidance and other support available during the coronavirus crisis.
  • Public Health England – has General Public Guidance (updated on 16th June) with useful links and things we can do to manage our well-being and mental health during the crisis.

Let’s stay alert, stay safe and keep well!