With usual social activities on hold for the moment, it’s important you look after your mental and emotional wellbeing. Staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.
There are a number of resources to offer help and support.
Based on the Take 5 steps to wellbeing, this leaflet offers tips on supporting your mental and emotional wellbeing while staying at home during the current coronavirus outbreak. Read the leaflet.
Stress control classes
A new free online programme of stress control classes has been developed to support people during the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) recognising the need to stay at home, while also recognising the impact of the pandemic and changes to our lifestyles is having on mental health.
Available at www.stresscontrol.org
These sessions can help to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Topics covered include: an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, your thoughts, controlling your actions, and techniques to get a good night’s sleep.
Steps to deal with stress
This booklet provides tips and practical advice on coping with stress in your life. It covers areas such as recognising stress, coping better, learning from bad experiences and taking action now.
Simple steps such as relaxation exercises and talking to someone can help you feel better and put you in a better frame of mind for dealing with your problems. Read steps to deal with stress.
Apps to support health and social wellbeing during these times including advice on how to:
- manage stress
- improve wellbeing
- stay fit
- eat well
- sleep management
You can access the Apps Library via your smart phone, computer or tablet at: https://apps4healthcareni.hscni.net