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COVID-19 Mental and Personal Wellbeing

Mental Health Covid-19 Resources:

General Advice:

The Solent Mind and Mental Health Foundation:

This website is a great resource and they have information about mental health and the corona virus. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Every Mind Matters has advice, guidance and links to everything from concerns about jobs and working during this time to managing your anxiety and exercise. 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

Corona Virus Emotional Support: 02380179049
Managing stress during COVID-19:

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2

Managing Anxiety - London Trauma Specialists - word document includes links to other useful resources.

Managing Anxiety

Headspace is offering free meditation through their app at this time. Weathering the storm includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out.

The NHS website also has short videos on avoiding unhelpful thoughts, low mood and controlling anxiety:

Mindfulness, acceptance and compassion exercises recorded by Solent NHS Trust:  https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFbeQlTqQPGTLAmNgKs0srX9Vau7mctFf

Sleep, relaxation and meditation: https://www.calm.com/ 

Steps to Wellbeing service is local service who can also provide support and advice on telephone and online: https://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk


Exercise

Seated exercises: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/

Joe Wickes is presenting a P.E. class Monday to Friday at 9.30am  Subscribe to Joe’s YouTube Channel to join in. 

Keeping your mind active

Here are some useful links that provide resources to keep your mind active

Games and puzzles:

https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/how-can-i-distract-myself/games-and-puzzles/

https://www.games.co.uk/

https://www.crazygames.com/

https://www.jigsawplanet.com/

E-books online:

https://www.southampton.gov.uk/libraries/digital-library/e-books.aspx

Open Learn:

https://www.open.ac.uk/about/open-educational-resources/

Carers

caring for others can usually be stressful but it can become even more so in crisis. There are resources available locally (in Southampton) or nationally like Alzheimer's Society who can offer support and guidance for carers who are looking for help. 

Need someone to talk to?

Solent Mind offer peer support, someone with lived experience who you can talk to. Peer support is currently being offered online and on the phone.  Visit: https://www.solentmind.org.uk/update/ for the latest information. 

Supportive online community: https://www.elefriends.org.uk/

The Lighthouse, an informal out-of-hours mental health drop-in for anyone over the age of 18 who requires short-term support in times of great difficulty or is struggling with poor mental health. More information and opening times can be found on the Southern Health website 

 



 
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