Looking after your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The government has released specific guidance on how we can help our mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Every Mind Matters website also has specific advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing while staying at home.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, you can call (01472) 256256 (Option 3) for support. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Just like we all have a body and we all have physical health, we all have a brain and we all have mental health. Mental health, or mental wellbeing, is more than just moment to moment happiness.
If you would like to learn more about mental wellbeing and the things you can do to improve your mental wellbeing, you might find the following information and support networks useful.
The 5 steps to emotional wellbeing are evidenced ways we can all improve our mental wellbeing.
Living Life to the Full is a recommended course covering low mood, stress and resilience.
Mindfulness can help us enjoy life and understand ourselves better. You can learn mindfulness online and find out more at Be Mindful.
You can find lots of tips and advice on dealing with stress, anxiety and depression on MoodZone where audio guides on mental wellbeing are also available.
Reading Well Books on prescription provide helpful information and self-help techniques for managing common mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. The books are available in North East Lincolnshire libraries for anyone to borrow.
Tips to help you combat stress are also available from Mind, One You and NHS UK. The Sleep Council have created a Stress Test.
A mood self-assessment quiz can help you better understand how you’ve been feeling over the last fortnight.
North East Lincolnshire’s Wellbeing Service offer support around mental and emotional wellbeing.
If you are concerned about a deterioration in your mental health please consult a healthcare professional.