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COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES (26 MARCH 2020)

While many of us may be feeling worried or stressed about the impact of coronavirus, there are things that we can be doing to look after our mental wellbeing at this time. On this page, you will find some additional resources that might help you to look after your mental health:

The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has developed a mental health guide. It includes information for how to look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are self-isolating, if you are a healthcare worker, team leader or manager of a health facility, or a care provider for children or older adults and people living with underlying health conditions.

NHS and Public Health England – Every Mind Matters

The NHS has provided some information around how to best look after your mental health and wellbeing while you are staying at home.

The BBC

The BBC has created a guide that includes useful tips around what people can do to protect their mental health during this time.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation has developed some tips for what people can be doing to look after their mental health and the mental health of their friends and family.

Mind

Mind has provided information around coronavirus and wellbeing, including tips for staying at home, looking after your mental health and wellbeing and a checklist for whether you are ready to stay at home.

SAMH

SAMH has a hub of information and guidance around looking after your mental health while the virus developments are ongoing.

Young Minds

Young Minds provides information about how to talk to your child about coronavirus, as well as some tips for how to look after your mental health while you are self-isolating.

CALM

CALM has provided free resources to help support people’s mental and emotional wellbeing, including soothing meditations and sounds.

Women's Aid 

Women’s Aid has created a page dedicated to safety advice for women who are isolating in a household with their perpetrator.

Drinkline and FRANK

Drinkline, the national alcohol helpline is available weekdays 9am to 8pm and weekends 11am to 4pm on 0300 123 1110.

FRANK also has a helpline for difficulties regarding drugs, which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week on 0300 123 6600.