Take care of your health and well-being during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Take care of your health and well-being during the Coronavirus outbreak.

It’s okay to feel anxious about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as we know it can have health, social and financial impacts on lots of us. Being worried at this time is normal and that’s why we need to be aware of our mental and physical wellbeing as well as knowing where to go for reliable information and support.

There are lot’s of things we can do to help look after our mental health and wellbeing, including those of us who are working from home and/or self-isolating. Take a look at the following links for some helpful tips:

  • NHS Every Mind Matters - How to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home and if you’re worried about coronavirus
  • Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing
  • Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Staying at home and minimising direct contact with others under guidance from the government will reduce social contact for many of us, and in some cases will mean we're cut off from all contact for two weeks or longer. This could leave you feeling low, which is something we’d really encourage you to talk about with friends and family, via video messaging, over the phone, texting or over the garden fence. If you find yourself struggling to cope or even experiencing suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. If you are worried about looking after yourself during this time the following help lines are available:

Adults

  • North East Lincolnshire Mental Health Service (Navigo) - 256256 option 3
  • The Samaritans: Freephone 116 123 via email at jo@samaritans.org or Website
  • CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably - 0800 585 858
  • North East Lincolnshire MIND - 01472 349991

Children and Young People

  • Young Minds Matter, North East Lincolnshire’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Duty Line 01472 626100 - 9am and 5pm - Monday to Friday. Outside these hours contact SPA - 256256 option 3
  • Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Kooth: - Monday-Friday – 12noon-10pm / Saturday-Sunday – 6pm-10pm

If you feel you don't need help with your mental health or emotional wellbeing but are struggling with an issue that is affecting your health and happiness these are other useful resources for information, advice and support.

Citizens Advice offers free, confidential advice and support for a range of issues like benefits, money, housing, law, health, family and more.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk 

StepChange Debt Charity can help you if you are struggling with debt.
www.stepchange.org/

If you are a man or woman who is self-isolating but doesn't feel safe at home these organisations offer support for people suffering domestic abuse.
www.refuge.org.uk/
www.womensaid.org.uk/
www.mensadviceline.org.uk/

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