The Government has announced that people struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope.
In recognition of the unprecedented challenges which the outbreak and extended periods of self-isolation can pose, Public Health England has published new online guidance setting out principles to follow to help people to manage their mental health during this difficult time, such as:
- maintaining contact with friends and family via telephone and video calls, or social media
- keeping a regular routine and sleeping pattern
- focusing on a hobby or learning something new
Full guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here.
Mental Health Information Pack
We have also produced a highly useful information pack, with tips on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as contact information for organisations offering support. The pack be downloaded below.