Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – SOURCE: www.mind.org.uk

You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

  • Find the right place to stay
  • Eat well and stay hydrated
  • Keep taking your medication
  • Continue accessing treatment and support if possible
  • Take care of your immediate environment
  • If you have care needs, or provide care or support to someone else

Take care of your mental health and wellbeing,If you’ve been asked to stay at home and avoid other people, it might feel more difficult than usual to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

These are some ideas which may help:

  • Connect with people
  • Decide on your routine: can you create a routine or timetable for yourself? And if you live with other people, should you create a household schedule? Do you need to agree how the household will run with everyone at home all day?
  • Try to keep active: is there any physical activity you can do inside your home, such as going up and down the stairs, using bean tins as weights, or exercises you can do in your chair?
  • Get as much sunlight, fresh air and nature as you can
  • Plan for working or studying at home
  • Find ways to spend your time
  • Find ways to relax and be creative: have you got materials so you can do something creative, such as paper and colouring pencils?
  • Keep your mind stimulated: have you thought about things to do, books to read or TV shows to watch?
  • Take care with news and information

 

To find the full article with additional useful advice and website links, please follow: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

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