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.
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
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
Support for children and young people
BBC Newsround – advice if you’re worried about Coronavirus
Young Minds – advice for young people
Anna Freud Centre – advice for young people
Improving your sleep
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”
Calm has a number of free mindfulness resources
Insight Timer has mindfulness resources for sleep, anxiety and stress