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Emotional Wellbeing

How do you look after your mental and emotional wellbeing?

 

Understandably, you may find that social distancing can be boring or frustrating. You may find your mood and feelings are affected and you may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping and you might miss being outside with other people.

 

At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse. There are simple things you can do that may help, to stay mentally and physically active during this time such as:

 

  • look for ideas of exercises you can do at home on the NHS website.

  • spend time doing things you enjoy – this might include reading, cooking, other indoor hobbies or listening to the radio or watching TV programmes.

  • try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water, exercise regularly, and try to avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs.

  • keep your windows open to let in fresh air, get some natural sunlight if you can, or get outside into the garden.

 

 

Further information on looking after your mental health during this time is available, please see some of the below links:

 

Kooth www.kooth.co.uk   

Free, safe and anonymous online service for young people.

 

MeeTwo MeeTwo  wwwmeetwo.co.uk     

This is an award winning free fully moderated app for young people, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in app links to UK charities and helplines.

 

Childline - www.childline.org.uk or 0800 11 11   

Free, private and confidential service where children and young people can talk to a professional about anything.

 

ELSA Support - www.elsa-support.co.uk

Resources you can download for home education.

 

Samaritans - www.samaritans.org or 116 123

 

Mind - www.mind.org.uk

 

Every Mind Matters has released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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