You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life or how you are going to cope at home.
This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
There’s lots of information out there so here’s some useful links that can support you through this time:
The Mind website has some great hints and tips on looking after yourself, from isolation advice to staying hydrated.
The Mental Health Foundation has some great tips on looking after yourself whilst working from home
Every Mind Matters provides simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health. If you are still struggling after several weeks and it is affecting your daily life, please contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.
The Every Mind Matters sleep page provides practical advice on how to improve your sleep.
Visit the NHS mental health and wellbeing advice website for self-assessment, audio guides and practical tools, if you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood.
Support and guidance through the Samaritans on variety of topics:
The Age UK website has information and advice on keeping well specifically for older people.
Age Cymru – anyone over 70 can register with Age Cymru free of charge to receive regular phone calls from the charity in Welsh or English. All you have to do is call the Age Cymru Advice number 0800 223 444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Goldies Mini Sing & Smile sessions are being held every Thursday on their Facebook page, if you are feeling isolated and want to connect with a few likeminded people.
Tips for staying in virtual touch with your your older family members
Information on who to contact if you are worried about someone
Children & Parents/Carers
The Childline website has lots of interactive activities for children who may be struggling with their mental health at the moment.
Carers UK have an online forum for anyone with caring responsibilities to chat and support each other.
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The Body Coach TV‘s Joe Wicks runs a PE lesson for children home from school every weekday morning at 10am.
The Scout’s Great Indoors campaign has lots of great educational resources for children home from school in quick bitesize lessons.
Fitness and wellbeing
The Body Coach TV has lots of various exercises for all fitness levels that can be done easily anywhere in the home.
Last modified on April 6th, 2020 at 3:15 pm