Mental wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing

It’s normal to be worried or scared about the current situation which we find ourselves in, here are some tips to help you get through:

  • Reduced exposure to the news reports
  • Have a creative outlet, do puzzles or sudoku
  • Take daily exercise, as detailed in the Government Guidance
  • Write it out, keep a diary 
  • Wherever possible keep in contact with family and friends, and visual contact with those who have the digital tools for this
  • Reach out and support others
  • Remember all the positive memories you have
  • Think about future hopes and dreams
  • Try to stay positive, commit to the things you are encouraging in others to do, like trying to be Resilient
  • Stay in control

(taken from Wakefield Adult Education, Manygates Safeguarding team with permission)

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Local Support Agencies

https://www.samaritans.org/branches/wakefield/ 116 123 free from any phone, 0330 094 5717 local call charges apply – not currently hosting face to face, group meetings but phone lines are still open

Guidance for the public on the mental health and well-being aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

The Mental Health Foundation

How to Look after Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://mhfaengland.org/my-whole-self/ – Mind video reducing isolation when working from home. 

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/if-youre-worried-about-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Give us a Shout – https://www.giveusashout.org/  – Text Shout to 85258

Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. It is free and confidential to text from the following major networks; EE, 02, Three, Vodafone, BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara, Giffgaff.  Some networks do charge and this will appear on bills