Your mental and emotional wellbeing is just as important as your physical health. Here are some links to online advice – please feel free to add any suggestions and links for mental health resources in the comments below, and if you find this information useful please share – we want to reach as many people as possible!

Every Mind Matters 
This NHS website has tips on mental wellbeing while staying at home as well as general advice on mental health.

Every Mind Matters

(Video shows different people, including celebrities, looking sad and worried at first but finishing with a smile)

Samaritans
If you’re struggling to cope with everything that’s going on, the Samaritans website has some advice. You can call them day or night on 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org if you don’t need help urgently (they aim to respond within 24 hours).

Mind
The mental health charity has a page on Coronavirus and your wellbeing with practical tips and support.

  • See our Get Help page for more helplines
  • Remember you are allowed to attend a support group (of up to 15 people) if you need to.

Help for children and young people

Childline
If you’re a child or young person who’s worried about coronavirus or finding it hard being stuck at home, there’s advice on the Childline website or you can call 0800 1111    7:30 am – 3:30 am.

Mind

Mind has advice on Coronavirus and your Wellbeing, as well as Information for young people on understanding your feelings and opening up to family and friends.

Meditation

Here’s a 10 minute Meditation For Inner Peace from the Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel. It might not suit everyone, but if you think it could be right for you, why not watch it through and then give it a go?

Yoga With Adriene

(Video shows yoga teacher Adriene Mishler, sitting cross-legged on a rug and speaking directly into the camera, sometimes with eyes closed)

Published by Alison

Hello! I have MS and I'm having chemotherapy for bowel cancer, so I'm shielding to protect myself from coronavirus. When I'm not ill I work in IT.

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