If you are worried about Coronavirus or COVID-19 and how it could affect your life and your loved ones, this page has information on what you can do to support your mental health.
We understand that this is a scary time for many of us. It’s far too easy to get caught up with all the information going around through the media or from people we know. However, there are a lot of simple things that you can do to help keep yourself well.
Mind Your Head are here to help, and although we are unable to offer face-to-face support at the moment, we’ve compiled a list of resources that we think contribute to your wellbeing during these uncertain times.
By the way, just a couple of things, before we start.
This page is not:
- a guide on how to avoid Coronavirus
- a substitute for NHS and government website
This page can connect you to some helpful information if:
- you are feeling anxious, stressed, or worried about Coronavirus
- you have been asked to stay at home or avoid public places
- you are in self-isolation (up-to-date information on self-isolation here)
Remember, Mind Your Head can offer support via phone, messaging, or email. Please write us through our contact form and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these NHS-recommended helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
Read: Looking after your mental health
- Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (Government)
- Mental wellbeing audio guides (NHS)
- Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak (World Health Organisation)
- If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak (Samaritans)
- Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health (BBC News)
- Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (Mental Health Foundation)
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing (Mind)
- Coronavirus and your mental health (Blurt Foundation)
- 8 Ways to Find Happiness in Uncertain Times (Happiful)
Read: Helpful hacks for the stay-at-home life
- Remote-working: sharing what we have learned (The Blurt Foundation)
- Working from home - 7 steps for a better work day (Happiful Magazine)
- Tips on working from home: how to stay motivated and sane (Creative Boom)
- Coronavirus office closures: the expert guide to working from home (The Guardian)
- Return of the phone call: why talking beats texting when you're in isolation (The Guardian)
- How to not practice emotional distancing during social distancing (Harvard)
- Creating a household communications plan (Happiful)
- This quarantine cookbook is a fantastic guide to eating through your pantry (Alive)
Read: Support for children and families
- Resources for children and parents (Blurt)
- Supporting your family’s wellbeing during isolation (Young Minds)
- Fun creative activities to do at home (Creative Boom)
- The Great Indoors (Scouts)
- Happy Downloads (Anorak Magazine)
- Talking to kids about the coronavirus (Young Minds)
- 10 virtual PE lessons your kids will love (Happiful)
Listen: Podcasts to help you get through today
Try: Apps to keep you grounded and connected
- Headspace (meditation app)
- Daylio (journaling and mood monitoring)
- Cove (create music to express emotions)
- Houseparty (group calls and games)
- Calm Harm (manage the urge to self-harm, private and password protected)
- Ten Percent (guided meditation and practical teaching)
- Smiling Mind (for children and young people)
- Simple Habit (5-minute sessions and online resources)
- Insight Timer (over 30,000 free guided meditations)
Try: Keep Active
Try: Get creative
Try: Wind down
We'll be updating this page regularly, so keep checking!
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