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How to Look after your Mental Wellbeing while Staying at Home

If you have to stay at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it's important to take care of your mind as well as your body.

The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.

 

How to look after you mental wellbeing while staying at home.

The website below offers information and tips on:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

1. Find out about your employment and benefits rights

2. Think about where to stay

3. Plan practical things

4. Connect with others

5. Talk about your worries

6. Look after your body

7. Stay on top of difficult feelings

8. Do not stay glued to the news

9. Carry on doing things you enjoy

10. Take time to relax

11. Stick to daily routines as far as possible

12. Look after your sleep

13. Keep your mind active

 

There are plenty of things you can do and places to get more help and support if you are struggling with your mental health. Our pages on stress, anxiety, sleep and low mood have lots more tips and specific advice. If you are a parent, Young Minds has guidance on talking to your child about coronavirus.

The NHS mental health and wellbeing advice pages also have a self-assessment, as well as audio guides and other tools you can use while staying at home.

We also have guidance and information to help others if someone you know is struggling with their mental health.

 

Information sourced from NHS Website and Action Mental Health