Every Mind Matters
Looking after your mental health
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Public Health England COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing
Guidance updated 31 March 20
5 Steps to mental wellbeing - NHS
Mind for better mental health
How to improve your mental wellbeing
The page covers some ideas to stay mentally well and develop your ability to cope with the up and downs of life:
- Think about what is affecting your wellbeing
- Build positive relationships
- Take time for yourself
- Look after your mental health
- Look after your physical health
- Ask for help if you need it
Mental Health Foundation
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
NHS: Relaxation Techniques
Audio files of relaxation techniques that can help relieve stress and gain a sense of well-being. Available in both male and female voices.
Samaritans: If you're having a difficult time
Contact The Samaritans for advice and support by phone on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMH - Coronavirus and you mental wellbeing
Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones.
We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps isolated from the friends, family and other relationships that we know are vital to keeping ourselves mentally healthy. It may also be harder for us to do the things that normally help keep us well.
There are things we can do to look after our mental wellbeing during this time. On this page, we are gathering the information, links and resources that we can, to help keep you informed and protect your mental health.
Coronavirus: How to curb your anxiety about Covid-19 virus according to psychologists
First Step is part of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and provides free, talking therapies to adults (18+) in North Cumbria (for individuals living in South Cumbria please visit https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/first-step). First Step can help with a range of common mental health problems including mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders (such as chronic worry, panic attacks, health anxiety and obsessions), mild bulimia, anger or sleep problems.