COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing

During this time of uncertainty it is important that we make sure we take care of our wellbeing and mental health. Below I have listed some useful sites which offer great advice on how to manage your anxiety and useful suggestions on things to do if you are in self-isolation.  

Mind:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse22f55

Mind offer a variety of tips on looking after your mental health, as well as activities to keep you busy if you are in self-isolation. 

The Mental Health Foundation also offer a range of advice on maintaining good mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

NHS Mindfulness Tips:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing

Online Support Communities:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/support-community-elefriends/

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

https://nextdoor.co.uk/find-neighborhood/

Join your neighbourhood where you can post questions and receive responses from your neighbours, offer help and contact if you need any assistance or support.

Telephone Support:

Breathing Space Scotland

0800 83 85 87 - advisors are available in the evenings (6pm - 2am) and at the weekends (24 hours) for anyone feeling low, anxious or isolated.

The Silver Line

0800 470 89 90- friendship and advice available 24 hours a day for older people.

Samaritans
116 123 - volunteers who will listen or talk through your worries (available 24 hours).