Coronavirus - tips to address your mental health and wellbeing

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. 

Continue browsing below for our curated hints and tips.

Take a look here for general advice; going to school/university advice; looking after yourself and supporting someone else

Use these links to go straight to:  general advice; going to school/university advice; looking after yourself and supporting someone else

 General advice:


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: Tips from WTF to address your worries

If you are starting or returning to school, (also relevant to 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

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Next, let’s write it down

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Now think, how can I fix this

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Next let’s work through the list

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If I can’t fix it, let the worry go

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Write these down too

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Quick Tricks : Try ‘box breathing’

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Quick tricks: This feeling will pass

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Quick tricks: Try some ‘grounding’ techniques

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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

Under 18

18 and over

Supporting someone else: further advice and guidance can be found here for supporting someone else during the coronavirus crisis

Supporting others

Supporting yourself whilst helping others

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Important information

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.