Coronavirus and your Mental Health
You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting your life. This will probably mean having to stay at home and avoid other people.
This all might feel strange, difficult or stressful. However, there are lots of things you can try to keep yourself busy and support your wellbeing.
We have compiled some helpful resources from reputable sources designed to support you and your mental health.
As lockdown begins to ease, sport and physical activity is starting to resume. This means the sector's workforce and participants will gradually be returning to work, sessions and facilities.
Mind have developed two handy guides:
- One to help individuals prepare for participation - Guidance for participants
- And one to equip the sport and physical activity sector with tools and information to support the mental health of staff, volunteers and participant - Guidance for clubs and organisations
Key sites for your mental health and wellbeing
If you're feeling anxious
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has meant life for many people has changed. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely, or frustrated.
It's important to remember it is OK to feel this way and there are simply things that can be done to support your mental health and wellbeing. Explore the resources below for some ideas about how to manage these difficult feelings, from reading and learning to community support and physical calming techniques.
Distractions for your wellbeing
If you are finding it difficult to process what you're going through, you might prefer to shift your attention onto something else for a while.
This is where you can take a break and immerse yourself in a soothing or relaxing activity that you enjoy.
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