TIPS FOR MENTAL WELLBEING
We humans are social beings. We need people around us. Reaching out to people you trust is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety and boredom. Talk “face-to-face” with friends and loved ones using social media and video channels such as FaceTime, Whats App, Skype, or Zoom. As lockdown eases, gradually begin to ease yourself back into society and consider planning socially distant get togethers or continue to organise virtual get-togethers. When we are struggling its important to talk. Trusted friends, family or colleagues can help. You can also seek professional help.
COVID-19 is has become a huge source of anxiety across the UK and the rest of the world, having a detrimental effect on our mental health. There was a real psychological challenge attached to being in lockdown and many people will still be suffering emotion effects from this. As the world comes to terms with what has happened and we get used to the 'new normal' as lockdown eases, it is perfectly natural to feel anxious, distressed and vulnerable. As restrictions are eased, we will all face new psychological and physical challenges.
In this uncertain time, it is vital that we look after our mental health. I have put together some pointers to consider implementing to look after your metal health and that of others. It is important to remember that it is ok to be anxious, stressed and scared and still be able to get through this and remember, we are coming through the other side of this now and it won’t last forever.
The easing of lockdown restrictions will bring with it new challenges. Continue to take stay alert, take precautions, stay safe and look after each other.