Your mental wellbeing during lockdown

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As the lockdown continues, so does the pressure on our own and our family’s mental health.

Regardless of whether you are furloughed, working from home or go out to work, the extraordinary circumstances we are now living with can create anxiety, sleepless nights and can leave you feeling low.

Remember to check in on each other. Asking “Are you okay” has never been more important. Always ask twice and listen.

We are in this together and we need to support our friends and colleagues more than ever before.

But we thought we would also share with you some useful links that might be useful in supporting you, your children and your family.

All links are clickable taking you to information, resources or videos that offer help and advice on managing mental health during the pandemic.

General support

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
https://www.thecalmzone.net
CALM Webchat (5pm to Midnight) https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/
CALM Helpline (5pm to Midnight) 0800 58 58 58

Anxiety UK
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Text Support 07537 416 905
Helpline 03444 775 774
Live Chat Support https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/anxiety-uk-national-infoline-service/live-chat/

Lighthouse Construction Industry Helpline
0345 605 1956

Mind – managing anxiety and panic attacks

Parent support for looking after your child’s wellbeing 

Young Minds – supporting your child during the pandemic

Anna Freud Centre – advice for parents and carers

Anna Freud Centre managing anxiety for young people

Barnados helping your teenager stay at home

Place2be – answering questions from children

NSPCC – advice and support for parents and carers

Support for children and young people

BBC Newsround advice if you’re worried about Coronavirus

Young Minds – advice for young people

Kooth – online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for young people

Anna Freud Centre – advice for young people

Improving your sleep

NHS – sleep information for teenagers

Every Mind Matters – getting better sleep

Mental Health Foundation – how to sleep better 

There’s an app for that

There are a number of apps available which can support relaxation for stress and anxiety. Some have free resources and others require a paid subscription.

Headspace is currently offering free meditations called “Weathering the storm”
https://www.headspace.com/covid-19

Calm has a number of free mindfulness resources
https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

Insight Timer has mindfulness resources for sleep, anxiety and stress
https://insighttimer.com