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Managing Mental Health with Coronavirus

Managing Mental Health with CORONA virus and Social distancing measures

  • Laugh; watch some comedy, a good movie or TV show
  • Sing or Dance; Listen to music, happy tunes, tunes that remind you of good times
  • Be Kind, Help others; Do something for someone else. A phonecall, write a letter. Thinking about others and helping others can give you a sense of purpose and wellbeing

Still need more help. Access a free mental health course through recovery college online on Coping with the Corona virus pandemic

https://lms.recoverycollegeonline.co.uk/course/view.php?id=373

 

Here are some additional useful contacts & phone numbers:

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Fri 6pm-2am & Fri 6pm- Mon 6am) www.breathingspace.scot

Samaritans          116 123         www.samaritans.org

Mind UK               0300 123 3393 text 86463     www.mind.org.uk

Here are some other useful links with more advice and tips:

Adults:

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

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/about-us/responding-to-covid-19/covid-19-and-mental-health

PODCAST (adults); Corona Virus and Well being

https://drchatterjee.com/coronavirus-special-how-to-manage-anxiety-in-the-face-of-a-global-pandemic/ POD CAST form a Manchester GP, who writes on well being

 

For teenagers and adults;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

For teenagers;

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/#

 

Talking to children about coronavirus and supporting children who are worried;

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-highlights-importance-talking-children-about-coronavirus 


https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2



From CALL Scotland for children and young people with communication difficulties;

https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/praactical-resources-dealing-with-the-covid-19-pandemic/



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