As circumstances develop due to coronavirus, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty. We will all have worries and experience disruption to daily life, and this will be even more difficult to deal with for those of us who already struggle with our mental health.
In times of uncertainty, it's more important than ever that we take care of our mental health and look out for people living with mental illness. While the current circumstances make this more challenging, even small gestures and actions can make a difference. There are some useful resources below on how we can take care of ourselves and others and get through this together.
Managing our mental health during COVID-19
Some useful advice and articles:
- Guidance for on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus - Public Health England
- Guidance on supporting young people's mental health during coronavirus - Public Health England
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing - Mind
- Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health - BBC
- 'Pause, reflect and stay at home: how to look after yourself and others in self-isolation - The Guardian
- Managing your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak - Rethink Mental Illness
- Briefing on children's mental health during COVID-19 - Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition
- Maintaining wellbeing while staying home - NHSE/I and PHE Every Mind Matters site
- Housing and benefits advice - Shelter
- - Centre for Behaviour Change (UCL), Hertfordshire County Council and Norfolk County Council
Need support with your mental health?
We know this is a very unsettling time for many people. If you're struggling and want to speak to someone, try our list of helplines.
Guidance for clinicians
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has put together this guidance for psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals working in mental health settings during the pandemic.
How we are working during the COVID-19 crisis
At the Centre, the wellbeing and safety of our staff and the people we work with is paramount. We are operating a ‘work from home’ policy across the organisation in line with the Government’s latest advice. We are holding online team meetings, keeping in regular contact, and holding all meetings with partners online. You can still get in touch with the team and we will continue to carry out our work and share news and updates over the coming weeks.
Last updated: 30th March, 2020