How to look after your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There has not been an experience like the current Coronavirus outbreak in most of our lifetimes and not since the Second World War have there been such restrictions on public movements.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the world, it is causing widespread concern, fear and stress, all of which are natural and normal reactions to the changing and uncertain situation that everyone finds themselves in.

“The issue facing each and every one of us is how we manage and react to the stressful situation unfolding so rapidly in our lives and communities. Here we can draw on the remarkable powers of strength and cooperation that we also fortunately possess as humans. And that is what we must try to focus on to respond most effectively to this crisis as individuals, family and community members, friends and colleagues,” said Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

Here is some guidance on how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus  pandemic.

There are some simple steps we can all take that will make a huge difference. Please stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Do you know someone who is self isolating alone? Why not give them a call and see how they’re doing? Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. It takes so little to brighten someone else’s day. Yet it can leave them feeling happy for a moment, an hour, a day, or give them a sweet memory for life.

If living alone or with a partner is becoming increasingly difficult, we can provide that little bit of extra support they need to maintain as much of their independence as possible. Ashridge Home Care live-in carers manage everything that needs to be done in the home. They take care of the housekeeping, shopping, and cooking, and are extremely respectful when providing the personal care needed to maintain a dignified and fulfilling life.