Service updates and advice
This is an unprecedented time for all of us and it's natural people will become more anxious and concerned in the weeks and months ahead about the scale of the virus, the impact of social isolation and worry for family and friends.
It's important that you don't ignore feelings of loneliness. You must take care of your mind as well as your body and to get support if and when you need it. Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media. Advice can be found on NHS Inform but please do explore the suggestions below to help you stay strong.
- Connect with people digitally, make plans to video chat with people you'd normally see in person. This idea may not appeal to you but it really can make a difference - one that you may not recognise until you've tried it.
- Build physical activity in your daily routine such as dancing to music, cleaning your home and following online exercise workouts.
- If news stories make you feel anxious, think about switching off or limiting the number of times in a day that you watch/listen. Also consider where you are getting your news. Some media providers will offer a quick overview which might be enough.
- Plan a daily routine
- Find ways to relax and be creative at home. Imagine how you will feel when this crisis is over - is there anything you will kick yourself for not using this time to do? Give it a go.