Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
You may feel worried or anxious about your finances, your health or those close to you. Perhaps you feel bored, frustrated or lonely. It’s important to remember that it’s OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.
Remember, for most of us, these feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you’re helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.
There are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel if you’re staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.
The link below will take you to an NHS page with 10 suggestions which may be of support regarding staying at home.
There is wider NHS guidance and support for various aspects in relation to feeling low, which can be accessed by clicking on the Every Mind Matters image below.
You can also click here to access a YouTube video which provides suggestions around Covid-19 anxiety.
Speaking to People in School
Please remember, that the essential aspect is that if you feel that you are in a difficult place then you should speak with someone. At school, we have staff that you can speak to who will always try to help and signpost you to the right support. If you do want to speak with someone in school, please contact us and ask to speak with either:
If things have hit crisis point, click here to find a range of contacts which you can access who will be available even during this challenging time.