Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Thank you for visiting our website, in these challenging times you are not alone and we are here to help.
Covid-19 is a global pandemic that has an impact on all of us, it is ok not to be ok. You may feel tearful, scared, irritated, frustrated, worried about yourself or your family and friends. You may be checking the news a lot, having problems sleeping or feel isolated and alone. You are not alone. We are here to help and lots of people may be feeling and thinking similar things as we share this global experience. However, this a very challenging and uncertain time and we are here to help you find a way through this and look after yourself.
We can offer a range of help:
- Provide useful self-help information
- Brief ‘psychological first aid’ to help you make sense of how you feel, look at self-care and coping strategies
- We are offering a Coping with Covid course which over 4 sessions will provide you with the support you need to improving your wellbeing throughout the covid-19 pandemic
- If you need additional support, we can also offer a range of 1-1 or group treatments delivered over the phone or online based on what is right for you following an assessment with a clinician in our IAPT team
Challenges of COVID-19
Tips to manage your wellbeing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic: remember CALMER
5 key areas of wellbeing:
During these uncertain times, it is normal to face challenges to both our mental and physical health. There are 5 key areas of wellbeing.
Connecting with other people
Whatever you are doing, remember to take the recommended health advice to stay well physically.
For more ideas, visit ‘Every Mind Matters’ guide to Mental wellbeing while staying at home.
Connecting with other people
Whilst it is important to physically distance now, there are other ways in which we can effectively communicate – social media, phone calls, video calls, and writing to one another.
These are all ways to reduce the loneliness that can arise from social isolation. Ensure regular contact is established with loved ones and work colleagues daily.
Regular movement and physical activity are associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety.
Try to continue with work routines as much as you can and incorporate other activities in your spare time. These could include new or existing hobbies, arts and crafts, online exercise or any other meaningful activities.
Ensuring you maintain a routine is important, including waking up, showering, eating healthily.
Take notice of your surroundings, focus on your five senses; notice your environment, what can you see, smell, taste and feel?
Continued learning can enhance our sense of wellbeing and encourages goal setting and a sense of achievement.
Read books, complete crosswords, research new things, undertake DIY, or even a new hobby.
If you have spare time, think about giving. Check in with friends, family members, or neighbours.
Volunteer in the local community to help those around you.
Try to implement some aspect of these five ways to wellbeing in your daily life and see how it makes you feel!
Coping with COVID Course
Need More Help?
Please complete our online referral form or alternatively contact us on 0114 22 64380 to book a place onto a course or to request an assessment with one of our workers to support you in getting the right help for you. There are many ways we can help including online computer packages and video appointments. Please see below for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you.