The CoronaVirus crisis is having a profound effect on every aspect of life and we all have to make adjustments for it. Some of these will be difficult. None of us can be certain about how events will unfold, or how they will affect us or our loved ones. In these circumstances it is important that we look after our mental health as well as our physical health.
This page has links to expert advice and tips about coping with the current crisis, from reputable organisations. You may find some of these helpful. If you find others that have helped you, please let us know.
NHS: “Coronavirus and mental wellbeing.” Extensive expert advice and practical tips on mental health and well being, including further links.
Mind: “Coronavirus and your wellbeing”. Advice and help if you are anxious or worried about coronavirus, distancing or isolating yourself.
CarersUK: “Protecting your mental well being”. Tips to help carers and those they care for, look after themselves and protect their mental wellbeing.
CALM: “A little help to get through these weird times”. Tips for coping in a difficult period for younger men and anyone else.
Child Mind Institute (USA): “Supporting kids during the Coronavirus crisis” . Tips and advice for keeping children healthy and occupied
Mental Health Foundation: “How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak” Expert tips and advice on a broad range of related aspects
BBC News: “Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health. For everybody
Rethink Mental Illness: “Managing your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak” Especially for people with mental health issues.
Student minds: “Guidance and resources”. Guidance and links , particularly for students and young people
Mental Health Foundation: “How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.” Extensive tips for different circumstances, including for older people