We’ve put together a few tips for you that may help.
What can I do from home?
- Take time to check how you’re feeling – put time aside to examine your current situation and consider how you really feel. Maybe talk it through with someone you trust.
- Focus on the short term – the more we look into our future, the easier it is to get overwhelmed about things that have not happened. Try to focus on the day-to-day and on your present situation.
- Be grateful for things that are working - when you feel like things aren’t going right, make a list of a few things you’re grateful for. It could be a relationship, favourite meal or a song you heard that morning.
- Reframe your thoughts – it’s easy to get caught up in negative thoughts and feelings, which is understandable due to the uncertainty in everyday life. It can be helpful to step back, take a deep breath and think about the reason behind those thoughts and explore other ways of looking at the situation.
- Have a routine – routine and structure can be a strong way to gain consistency to your day and reduce uncertainty. Make time to de-stress and wind down.
What else is available to help me?
We’ve partnered up with Togetherall, which is a safe, supportive and anonymous online mental health community that you can access any time of the day or night to talk about what you are going through, and help other people dealing with their own mental health burdens.
You can also find more information on the NHS website or speak to your GP for additional support.
The NHS has launched a new tool with expert advice and practical ways to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Simply answer 5 quick questions to get your own mind plan, with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.