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Mental wellbeing guides

If you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health call the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 24/7 NHS mental health response line on 0800 038 5300. It's free to access by anyone, any age, any time, day or night.

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
  • irritability
  • 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.

Translated guidance

Our psychological wellbeing guide has also been translated in to a number of languages which you can download below:


Mental Health guidance for deaf people

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

Mental health guidance in easy read

We have two easy read guides to help with mental health during the coronavirus:

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