Whether you're social distancing or self-isolating you may be feeling anxious or stressed during this time, and that's completely normal. Covid-19 is causing feelings of worry and anxiety for many people, all over the world, and these feelings may get more intense for some people over the next few weeks and months. Although you have to maintain physical distance from friends and family, you still keep up social contact by phone and video calls.
If you experience any feelings of hopelessness or depression, it’s important to talk to someone. This can be someone you know, or you don’t feel comfortable opening up to a loved one about your worries, there are many organisations who have people ready to listen.
If you’re in crisis, please reach out to Samaritans for free on 116 123
There are a number of other online resources available, to equip you with the right tools for managing your mental wellbeing at this time. Here are a few places you can look for information:
Currently, we are able to go out for one form of exercise a day (for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household). We advise you to take advantage of this opportunity to get some fresh air, whilst maintaining social distancing at all times.
If you are in isolation and cannot leave the house, there are a number of online resources to help you stay active at home, here are some links to workouts from the NHS website to start with:
Remember, you are not alone, we’re all in this together.