Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home – Better Health Every Mind Matters
As many of you will have seen on both TV and online, Public Health England’s Better Health campaign has been a beacon for anybody in need of advice and support on staying mentally and physically strong during the pandemic. It’s important to recognise that this is a unique situation we find ourselves in and that feeling anxious or uncertain about things is completely normal when dealing with change; however temporary it may be.
By staying at home we are helping to keep not only ourselves safe, but others too. We should always remind ourselves that staying home is a positive action towards getting life back on track to a more familiar setting. However, staying at home can come with its own, more personal challenges, as we know.
Lockdown can be socially isolating, financially difficult, as well as impactful on our physical health and fitness levels. Everybody will be experiencing this current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) differently and we may even go through several waves of feeling better or worse about our situation. This is a very natural response. If you currently feel like you’re struggling with your mental health however, there are many things you can do to help support yourself and your loved ones.
Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body, and a great place to start is by getting a personalised Mind Plan from Every Mind Matters. Answer a few simple questions to receive NHS-approved suggestions for you to try, to help deal with stress, boost your mood and feel more in control.
The Every Mind Matters website has lots of other resources to help you protect and improve your mental health, including 10 useful and practical tips for maintaining good Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home. You can also find lots more information on stress, anxiety, sleep and low mood by following the links on the Every Mind Matters homepage.
Don’t forget that staying active is also a fantastic way to maintain both physical and mental health. Whether it’s completing an on-demand home workout or going for a short walk, using a combination of techniques to keep active can have a wonderfully positive impact on our wellbeing.