How are you coping during this extraordinary time? As we come to terms with the current “normal” we will all be feeling different emotions; nervous, sad, excited, anxious. Whatever you feel, it's okay! Acknowledge your emotions and those of the people around you, as we will all be feeling differently.
Be kind to yourself and to those around you. Make your mental wellbeing a priority, take time for yourself, fill your cup first so you can support those around you. Being mindful and present in the moment, recognising your emotions is a good place to start. The pages below share tools and resources that will help you develop mindfulness and other ways to support your mental wellbeing.
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Quick links for coping with COVID-19 stress and anxiety
The All Right “Getting Through Together” campaign provides you with a range of advice, resources and personal stories that focus on wellbeing.
If you’re a manager or workplace leader you can have a direct impact on the welfare and wellbeing of your employees. The latest resource at “Getting Through Together” will help workplace leaders to create work environments where people feel safe, calm, connected and hopeful throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. You will find all their useful information at the Mental Health Foundation: Workplace wellbeing during Covid-19 website.
If you or someone you know is struggling there is free help available. Free call or text 1737, 24 hours a day. You can also call lifeline on 0800 543354 or text HELP to 4357.
These 10 very brief mindfulness exercises from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement website are designed to be incorporated into your work day with very little effort. Give them a go with your colleagues.