The situation we‘re currently in due to Covid-19 may be causing you, or those close to you, anxiety or worry. We’ve gathered together some resources from experts and professional bodies about supporting and managing wellbeing.
Tips on looking after your mental health and dealing with self-isolation; guides to mindfulness and meditation to help you relax and sleep better.
Health & Fitness
Staying active and exercising is just as important for mental wellbeing and it is for physical wellbeing. Below are a few short workouts to get you started, but you can find many more online.
Apps to help you learn mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques; to help you manage worry, fear, stress, depression and anxiety; to help you build emotional resilience and focus on positivity.
+ Calm – Meditate, Sleep & Relax app
+ Breathe2Relax – “belly breathing” technique
+ Happify – overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life’s challenges
+ SAM App – understand and manage anxiety
+ Sanvello – lots of support to help improve mental health
+ Thrive: Feel Stress Free – tips to relieve stress and anxiety
+ Smiling Mind – incorporate mindfulness into daily life
+ Wysa Happiness Chabot – build emotional resilience
+ I love Hue – for when you feel you have no control
+ Worry Watch – reduce anxiety by journaling
+ What’s Up? – cope with depression, anxiety, stress and anger
+ Well Mind – free NHS & mental health app
+ Cove – music journal to help with mental health
+ Reflectly – deal with negative thoughts through journaling
+ Happy not perfect – look after you mind in a fun way
Other resources and support
+ Handwashing advice – the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from Coronavirus
+ Samaritans – a charity that provides confidential emotional support to people who are facing feelings of separation or despair or even suicide. Contact them on freephone number 116 123 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org