Information about Coronavirus or COVID-19 is all over the news on TV and the radio.
These uncertain times can create feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. You may experience:
- feelings of fear and anxiety
- insecurity or being unsettled
- lack of control
- trouble sleeping or eating
- excessively checking for symptoms
Being worried at this time is normal. However, it is important to consider how this may affect our mental wellbeing and impact on the communities we live in.
Whilst for some people these feelings can be part of daily life, others can find these are disruptive to their everyday living.
Staying at home can also make you feel bored, frustrated or lonely. This can heighten feelings of stress and anxiety about your health or those close around you. While we all react differently to this, it is important to look after both your physical and mental wellbeing.
Protecting our mental wellbeing is really important. There are a lot of things we can do to help protect and promote our mental health and wellbeing. This applies to all ages.
Different people need different advice and support. This is to help you and family during these challenging times. Whether you are a
- young person
- adult working from home
- schooling your children at home
- a carer
To help you we've made some guides. These may help you to improve your mental wellbeing. They may help you to provide support for someone else in your household or wider community.
- Coronavirus And Mental Illness And Suicide
- Coronavirus And Mental Wellbeing Ocd And Anxiety Disorders
- Coronavirus And Mental Wellbeing People Shielding Large Print
- Coronavirus And Mental Wellbeing Pregnancy
- Coronavirus And Mental Wellbeing Working From Home
- Coronavirus And Mental Wellbeing Young People And Students
- Coronavirus And Psychological Wellbeing Guide Large Print
- Coronavirus And Psychological Wellbeing Guide Web
- Coronavirus And Your Mental Wellbeing Children Aged Under 5
- Coronavirus And Your Welbeing Primary Aged Children
- Covid Mental Health Carers And Young Carers
- Covid Mental Health For People With Mental Illness Large Print
- Mental Health And Wellbeing Guide For Deaf People
- Workplaces And Returning To Work, Wellbeing Guidance
Our psychological wellbeing guide has also been translated in to a number of languages which you can download below:
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Arabic
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Bulgarian
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Lithuanian
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Mandarin
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Polish
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Portuguese
- Psychological Wellbeing Guide Romanian
We have a guide for deaf people to help with mental health during the coronavirus.
Mental health and wellbeing guide for deaf peopleBritish Sign Language mental wellbeing videos
- What is mental health?
- Coronavirus and mental wellbeing
- Five Ways to Wellbeing
- Mental health and long term conditions or pregnancy
- Mental health safety planning
- Crisis or urgent support
We have two easy read guides to help with mental health during the coronavirus: