There are many sites that offer excellent advice on how to deal with coronavirus and its impact on your mental health and wellbeing. We have curated the best ones that we have seen. Of course, there will be many others available too, that offer excellent tips and advice. We are just showing you the ones that we have had the opportunity to review and that we feel offer you some real value.
Impact of COVID-19 – what people are talking about
5 tips for staying mentally well during the Coronavirus pandemic
Supporting young people during Coronavirus
Parenting in a pandemic
Men talking about mental health in lockdown (The Mind Shed Chat Show)
Going to school/university advice:
Videos: (primarily for school pupils but also for college and university attendees) – Tips from WTF to address your worries
If you are starting or returning to school, (or college or university) and feel anxious, take a look at these nine short videos to give you advice on how to address your worries. Best to watch them in order; all nine will take you just a few minutes.
Firstly, acknowledge the worry
Next, let’s write it down
Now think, how can I fix this
Next let’s work through the list
If I can’t fix it, let the worry go
Write these down too
Quick Tricks : Try ‘box breathing’
Quick tricks: This feeling will pass
Quick tricks: Try some ‘grounding’ techniques
Reading: (for parents/carers)
Reading: (for university students)
Looking after yourself: further advice and guidance can be found here for looking after yourself during the coronavirus crisis
Supporting someone else: further advice and guidance can be found here for supporting someone else during the coronavirus crisis
Just need to let you know that all materials referenced below are to help you to help someone and that Will Garvey Trust Foundation cannot be responsible for their content or use. Here we provide links (signposts) for you, for example to other websites, videos and podcasts provided by other organisations and groups. Please use the information and resources responsibly and review any policies or disclaimers applicable at the referenced sites.