UK Government Resources
These guides provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
For wider guidance on how to protect yourself and others, and actions to take if you think you may have contracted the virus please see Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Online resources to health maintain your mental health and wellbeing
- Help yourself and others: Thrive LDN have created this space to bring together ideas, inspiration and resources to help build your resilience and improve wellbeing, and to learn from community experiences of the pandemic.
- Maintain your mental health: Tips on how to stay well if you’re self-isolating at home from MIND.
- Clear your head: Headspace mindfulness meditations.
- Support is out there: Every Mind Matters has advice and support helplines on their website.
- Crisis Support: We’ve created a useful list of places where help is available if you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis.
- Manage your anxiety: Stuart Low Trust Participants came up with some tips and advice for managing anxiety.
Action for maintaining your mental health and wellbeing
- It’s always good to talk: Keep in touch and connect with others–pick up the phone or log onto WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom or Discord.
- Be Physical: Keep moving and stay active. Look at our tips for looking after your physical health.
- APPLE: acknowledge, pause, pull back, let go, explore and other tips from the BMJ.
Maintaining your mental health whilst working from home
- The Mental Health Foundation has written a guide for looking after your mental health while working during the Coronavirus outbreak
- The Mental Health Foundation has written a guide for looking after your mental health and wellbeing if you are staying home
Support for children and young people
Being out of school with limited access to their usual routines and social spaces, may be difficult for children and young people. The links below provide some tips for parents and carers on how to manage during this time.
- The British Psychological Society’s Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) has published tips for schools, parents and carers dealing with the unprecedented school closures.
- Mental Health Foundation
A guide for Parents: Teen Mental Health
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