The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated.
It’s important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.
There are some simple things you can do to help you take care of your mental health during these times;
- Distract yourself with things you enjoy
- Discuss your fears with someone you trust and stay connected
- Look after your body – eat well, sleep well and exercise if possible
- Stick to facts – you may wish to limit the time you spend listening, watching and reading coverage of the outbreak
It is important to follow the latest official guidance on staying at home and away from others to keep everyone safe.