Resources for your mental health during Covid-19

Resources for your mental health during Covid-19

In times like these, looking after both our physical and mental health is of utmost importance. Coronavirus is affecting different people for different reasons, and it’s important for everyone to know that whatever you’re going through, it’s okay to talk about it. We’ve pulled together some tips and advice from our charity partners to help you navigate through this difficult time.

We are all living through extraordinary times, and as a result we’re all facing different challenges, stresses and pressures. It’s important to remember that whatever you’re going through and however it’s making you feel, it’s okay to talk about it – everyone reacts differently to different events, and often talking can be an important first step in helping you feel better.

Coronavirus may be a physical illness, but it’s implications have far-reaching effects on mental health too, and in the coming weeks it will be increasingly important to look after these challenges as best as possible.

Below we have collated some of the support, information, and tips that are available to help us all get through this difficult period.

10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus https://behappy.co.nz/10-tips-to-help-if-you-are-worried-about-coronavirus/

4 Essential things to do in isolation to stay mentally healthy

https://behappy.co.nz/4-essential-things-to-do-in-isolation-to-stay-mentally-healthy/

Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19

COVID-19, Top tips to get through

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/top-tips-to-get-through/

RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/COVID-19/COVID-19-and-Stress.pdf

How COVID-19 may impact mental health
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-future-brain/202003/how-covid-19-may-impact-mental-health

Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak– Version 1.1 (IASC) (PDF)

Save the Children:HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

https://www.savethechildren.org.nz/issues-and-concerns/covid-19

Talking to children about COVID-19: A parent resource
(National Association of School Psychologists- (Maryland, USA)
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Media Advisory: Looking after mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/home/news/article/288/media-advisory-looking-after-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-covid-19

Answers to frequently asked questions about looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/faqs/

Manage Anxiety & Stress

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Coronavirus: Mental health experts Janet Peters and David Codyre on combating fear, anxiety

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12318077

Here to help – COVID-19 and anxiety

https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/covid-19-and-anxiety

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety (PDF) from the Australian Psychological Society

Five ways to view coverage of the coronavirus  (American Psychological Assocation)
https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Easing anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus- Australian Psychological Society
https://www.wellnessdaily.com.au/health/easing-anxiety-in-the-wake-of-coronavirus

Coronavirus: psychologists offer advice for maintaining positive health- Australian Psychological Society
https://www.psychology.org.au/About-Us/news-and-media/Media-releases/2020/Coronavirus-psychologists-offer-advice-for-mainta


 

I am not a licensed therapist or mental health professional. If you are suffering from a major disorder and need treatment please seek the help of a professional. Get help finding a mental health care provider here. This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure policy here.

Be Happy

We're devoted to helping you live mindfully, gratefully & happy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *