Protect Your Mind Too - Guidance to Help with Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19 Outbreak30-Mar-2020
The Government has recently released advice on how we can look after our mental health and wellbeing in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
If not already, the outbreak is going to have an impact on our daily lives, as the Government and the NHS are working round the clock to manage the pandemic, reduce the spread and attend to those who need medical attention.
As a result of this National Emergency, Government and NHS have asked us all to do our part by staying at home and only go out if we have to get shopping, medicine or exercise. This may be difficult, but following the guidance on social distancing and staying at home is helping to protect ourselves and those around us, it reduces the burden on the NHS and will benefit the community as a whole.
But during this time we may end up getting bored. We may feel frustrated or lonely. Some of us can even feel low or worried.
We can become anxious, or be concerned about the health of those around us or close to us, if not our own health.
Everyone will react differently to events we find ourselves in. And so too would our perspective - changes in the way that we think, the way we feel and behave can vary from person to person and vary over time, so it is important now more than ever to take care of your mind as well as your body, and get further support if needed.
Covering topics like Managing Changes to your Physical Routine, Keeping Yourself Properly informed, and Keeping Connected with Others, the Government has recently launched guidance advising how we can look after our mental health and well-being in light of the outbreak; the Government has also reassured that the guidance will be updated in line with the changing situation.