Wellbeing during difficult times

Wellbeing during difficult times

We have listed some self care tips below to help and links to Apps to download. It is important, that although we are to social distance, we can still be connected and in contact with others.

Plan your day…

It is good for our mental health to keep up our regular routines so as tempting as it can be to stay in our Pyjamas all day, make sure you get up wash and dressed – it helps to kick start our self esteem for the day!!

To plan the day we should try and include the following….even if we are having  to self-isolate it is important to feel connected.

Keep moving…..

There are many ways to keep moving at home and access to free online exercise

Connections….

It is a time where we need to stay connected with others, there are so many platforms we can do this, on the phone, facetime, skype etc. Keep in contact with your friends and family during this time via the phone.

We are here to talk to should you need.

Relaxation…

Making sure we can keep focused, relaxed and grounded can help reduced our anxiety levels, negative thoughts and feelings.

Try breathing techniques, relaxation and guided mediations. There are many free techniques on You tube.

A range of relaxation techniques, including progressive muscle relaxation are available from the NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/resource-library/relaxation-techniques/

Refection and selfcare…

At this difficult time, it is important we continue to look after ourselves and reflect…

Watch your favourite movie, practice mindfulness to help connect to the present time, ground and keep in a positive mindset.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

Apps to Download / websites

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/apps/

Wellmind

Headspace

Every Mind Matters  – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

For full guidance on coronavirus symptoms and self-isolation:

NHS guidance – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Contact My Mind Matters

Telephone 01858 411 383
Email: mindmatters@vasl.org.uk
Address: My Mind Matters, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL

Your Local mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Service funded by: